Kosovo: Can You Imagine? 2009

Kosovo: Can You Imagine? is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Boris Malagurski about the Serbs who live in Kosovo and the lack of human rights that they have today, in the 21st century.

Plot: Kosovo has been under UN administration since 1999 when NATO bombed Serbia for 78 days to halt a crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatism in its province of Kosovo. In the years following the war, thousands of Serbs were expelled from their homes, kidnapped and killed. A large number of their houses, cultural and religious sites were burned and destroyed. Most of the Kosovo Serbs are internally displaced, some of them live in enclaves, in small containter camps in Kosovo, in ghettos, all this in the heart of Europe in the 21st century. The film follows the stories of several Serbs who have fell victim to a nationalist and irredentist ideology that has a goal of creating a pure Albanian state of “Kosova” (“Kosovo” in Albanian).
Director Boris Malagurski stated the following regarding the film:
In an age where human rights are taken for granted in the Western world, Kosovo Serbs are battling for the most basic human rights. I hope that his film will encourage people to ask questions and do independent research on what’s going on in Kosovo, as well as try to change things for the better and help those who are helpless.

Canadian journalist and military expert Scott Taylor said the following about the film:
Unfortunately for all those involved, the question posed in the title of the documentary Kosovo: Can You Imagine? is a resounding YES. Having covered much of the same ground and witnessed the same events myself over the past decade, I can attest to the accuracy of the film. As a young filmaker of Serbian origin, Boris Malagurski took considerable personal risk, and displayed exemplary courage to produce this work. He is to be commended for his efforts.




Watch Kosovo: Can You Imagine? 2009 Trailer