SEVEN CENTURIES OF ETHNIC VIOLENCE.
SEVENTY EIGHT DAYS OF NATO BOMBS.
ONE SYMBOL OF A PERILOUS PEACE.
VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE – the first documentary feature about post-war Kosovo. Confused with the earlier Balkan conflicts and overshadowed by Afghanistan and Iraq, Kosovo’s story may hold the most compelling lessons of all.
The bridge in the town of Mitrovica has become a flashpoint in the continuing conflict between Muslims, Christians and Roma (Gypsies). Through riveting first-person accounts the dreams and nightmare of Kosovars unfold. Muslims who love America, Christians who despise it. Roma (Gypsies) dying of lead poisoning. Orphans of war, wives of the missing, parents of the murdered. Families who just want to go home. Their vivid stories reveal powerful insights into the religious and ethnic conflicts raging around the world today.
Sometimes hopeful, sometimes tragic, the struggle to make peace in Kosovo exposes the human cost of the politics of hate, and reminds us that the ultimate responsibility for peace lies within us all.
Geoffrey Kleinman of Air America Radio called View from the Bridge a "phenomenal, must-see documentary" that's a "clear look at a complex issue" and that "stands shoulder to shoulder with any film at Sundance this year."