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Mira: words and people from Sarajevo

“Words and people from Sarajevo”, work in progress. “Bums on the street” is the expressive slogan raised by Mira Potocki, against the passivity of the people who accept with resignation the bad economic and social situation of the country. According to Mira, 63 year’s old, “people here do not live, they just survive”. Mira does not receive any pension and she has to take care to her son who was seriously injured during the war. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 2014 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

27 May 2014

High heels and boots: peaceful protest in Sarajevo

Peaceful protest against the economic and political situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, during the opening of the restored Vijecnica (City Hall and national library) destroyed by bosnian serb shelling in 1992 during the Sarajevo siege. Between the night of 25 and 26th of August, more than 2 millions of valuable books got lost. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 2014 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

9 May 2014

Peaceful anti-government demonstration in Sarajevo

A glance at the peaceful anti-government demonstration held the 11th of june in front of the national parliament in Sarajevo. This bosnian multiethnic demonstration (people came from Banja Luka, Mostar, Bihac, Zenica), began last week as a small protest of parents pushing strollers to parliament to demand a new law be passed so their newborns could get national identity numbers (JMBG), needed to acquire passports and to have access to basic needs (health, education). The initial protest was sparked by media reports about a 3-month-old baby that needs life-saving medical treatment abroad, but couldn’t travel because the infant couldn’t get a passport until the government started issuing temporary numbers Wednesday… Some people call this demonstration “baby revolution” and maybe the beginning of a “Bosnian spring”. Actually, people are tired of a political class divided by ethnic questions and unwilling to solve everyday and real problems such as employment, health and education. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 2013. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

12 Jun 2013

People like us

Patients and doctors sing, play, enjoy together during the opening of a mental health Centre in central Bosnia, supported by the Swiss Cooperation. The aim of the project is to struggle against stigmatisation: who is the doctor ? who is the patient ? Mental health care is a very sensitive issue in Bosnia and Herzegovina especially because it is deeply related to the 1992-95 conflict and, more recently, to the deterioration of the economic situation. Kljuc, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 2012. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

15 May 2013