THE OTHER SIDE OF WRONG
BITKA ZA HOLMEC
1991 - A small battle of the Slovenian war of independence and the long quest for international justice.
Florence Hartmann, a French journalist, author and ex spokesperson to Carla Del Ponte, chief prosecutor of the
International criminal court for the ex Yugoslavia, travels to Holmec – a border crossing between Slovenia and
Austria to take part in a round-table discussion.
Thirty years ago, one of the first battles in the Yugoslav wars took place at that border crossing. The Austrian
public television filmed the event. Their footage was later used to promote the narrative of alleged war crimes.
Now, thirty years later, former enemies meet again for the first time, while the participants of the round table try to agree on what happened, what is the truth and where is International criminal justice today.
Journalism it is said, provides the first draft of history, but sometimes the fog of war makes the truth very elusive.
Selections and Awards:
Festival of Slovenian Film
October 28, 2022
Slovenian Premiere (land of origin)