Football on the ruins of genocide (Al Jazeera)

Srebrenica: Playing football on the ruins of genocide

Where more than 8,000 men were killed, a new generation is trying to overcome the past on the local football pitch.


©Johannes De Bruycker

Kasper Goethals, Coen van de Ven, photos: Johannes De Bruycker

Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Happy, the cheerful song by Pharell Williams, blares over the football pitch of FK Guber in Srebrenica.

White marble tombstones look down at the arena from the forested hills, at a new generation of Bosniaks and Serbs standing side by side in the valley.

Bullet holes mark the buildings and walls around the pitch, as the footballers take beautiful shots on the pitch.



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