HU OSA 386-3-8 Video Collection

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 386-3-8
Title
Video Collection
Date(s)
1995 - 1999
Description level
Series
Extent and medium (processed)
21 VHS PAL, 0.53 linear meters
1 Archival boxes, 0.13 linear meters

Context

Name of creator(s)
Physicians for Human Rights

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
The 21 videos contain programs and footage on Physicians for Human Rights' efforts to identify the bodies of those massacred during the genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995. Some of the videos are educational programs explaining the identification project. Physicans for Human Rights hoped to identify victims by combining “postmortem” with “antemortem” data. The videos include an explanation of “postmortem” data or scientific information from the unidentified bodies analyzed by forensic anthropologists. They also highlight the importance of collecting “antemortem” data as well, which is information on the victims' clothes, lifestyles, etc. Collecting “antemortem” data from relatives requires a team of case managers. Some of the videos display the training of case managers and highlight the psycho-social issues that case managers face when confronting families. Other programs include families describing their experiences during the genocide in Srebrenica. The videos contain many interviews with representatives and employees of PHR who explain their individual roles in the identification project. Many videos display footage of Srebrenica and the mass graves. One of the videos is a documentary film called “War Kids” (1999) on young adults who lived through the violence in Bosnia.
Accruals

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

Conditions governing access
Open for research.
Languages
Bosnian, English
Call Number Description
VHS PAL #1
386-3-8:1/1
Physicians for Human Rights: Video Version C
Introduces the methods used by the Physicians for Human Rights in order to identify the victims killed in Srebrenica, Bosnia during the war. Offers an explanation of the postmortem process. Displays footage of exhumations and demonstrates the techniques used to determine the age, sex, height and DNA of the victims. Explains the antemortem process which includes discussing the victim's, clothes, appearance and daily habits with family members. Consistently reiterates PHR's mission to ease the suffering of those who do not know the fate of their loved ones killed during the fighting in Bosnia in the 1990's.
documentary film, English language, Date of production: 1997, Duration: 18 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001793
386-3-8:1/2
Physicians for Human Rights: Video Version C
Educational program.
documentary film, English language, Date of production: 1999, Duration: 18 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001793
386-3-8:1/3
Physicians for Human Rights: Video Version C
Educational program.
documentary film, English language, Date of production: 1999, Duration: 18 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001793
VHS PAL #2
386-3-8:2/1
PHR Identification Project Training: Day One Components of Case Managers' Role
The first training session for PHR case managers who will collect antemortem data from the deceaseds' families and loved ones. Specialists discuss the case manager's role in the process of identification. They emphasize that case managers must establish trust with families and discuss different strategies to take when confronting willing or unwilling family members. Sometimes case managers will have to ask for a blood sample from family members which may upset them. The case manager is the support for family members during the antemortem and postmortem processes. PHR representatives explain the process of finding family members to interview. A step-by-step explanation of the identification process is given to the case managers including a comparison of antemortem and postmortem data. PHR representatives demonstrate how to use the computer to input data. A geneticist also describes DNA's role in the identification process. She hosts a discussion on how to explain the importance of DNA to families and prepares case mangers to answer questions about DNA.
raw material, English language, Date of production: 1997-08-04, Duration: 2 hours 57 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001794
VHS PAL #3
386-3-8:3/1
PHR Identification Project Training Case Examples: First Visit to Family
Supplementary to Day One of PHR case manager training. A mock visit to a family by a case manager on behalf of PHR. Educational program.
documentary film, Bosnian language, Date of production: 1997-08-04, Duration: 22 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001795
VHS PAL #4
386-3-8:4/1
PHR Identification Project Training: Day One/Day Two, Psychological Issues
A geneticist continues her lecture on DNA. She displays a pedigree chart and discusses how to explain the role of DNA in the identification process to family members. While DNA is the deciding factor in determining the identity of person, DNA alone cannot distinguish between siblings of a family. She reiterates that PHR case managers must always tell the truth and admit when they don't know the answer to a question posed to them by family members. PHR works vigorously to maintain its integrity as an organization.
raw material, English language, Date of production: 1997-08, Duration: 2 hours 59 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001796
VHS PAL #5
386-3-8:5/1
PHR Identification Project Supplemental Video Psychological Issues
Footage of case manager training for PHR's identification project.
raw material, English language, Date of production: 1997-08, Duration: 3 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001797
VHS PAL #6
386-3-8:6/1
The Story of Identifications and the Antemortem Database
Introduces the methods used by the Physicians for Human Rights in order to identify the victims killed in Srebrenica during the war. Offers an explanation of the postmortem process. Displays footage of exhumations and demonstrates the techniques used to determine the age, sex, height and DNA of the victims. Explains the antemortem process which includes discussing the victim's, clothes, appearance and daily habits with family members. Consistently reiterates PHR's mission to ease the suffering of those who do not know the fate of their loved ones killed during the violence in Bosnia in the 1990's. Educational program.
documentary film, Bosnian language, Date of production: 1997-12, Duration: 18 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001798
VHS PAL #7
386-3-8:7/1
Physicians for Human Rights Video 1 Esma Alen Falila Efendic
Collecting antemortem data from a Bosnian woman.
raw material, Bosnian language, Date of production: 1997, Duration: 1 hour 36 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001800
VHS PAL #8
386-3-8:8/1
Physicians for Human Rights Video Version C
Introduces the methods used by the Physicians for Human Rights in order to identify the victims killed in Srebrenica. Offers an explanation of the postmortem process. Displays footage of exhumations and demonstrates the techniques used to determine the age, sex, height and DNA of the victims. Explains the antemortem process which includes discussing the victim's, clothes, appearance and daily habits with family members. Consistently reiterates PHR's mission to ease the suffering of those who do not know the fate of their loved ones killed during the fighting in Bosnia in the 1990's. Educational program.
documentary film, English language, Date of production: 1997, Duration: 18 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001801
VHS PAL #9
386-3-8:9/1
War Kids
Investigates the lifestyles of youth during and after the war in Bosnia. Four young adults tell their stories of escape, military involvement and loss. One teen enlisted in the Bosnian Muslim army at 17 while another fled to Belgrade. A girl's apartment was bombed right before she fled to Sarajevo while another smuggles goods to make money after his career was sidetracked by the war. They also discuss the challenges young adults face in post-war Bosnia and their hopes for Bosnia.
documentary film, English language, Date of production: 1999, Duration: 26 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001802
VHS PAL #10
386-3-8:10/1
Televesion Vogosca
Television program about Physicians for Human Rights.
television program, Bosnian language, Date of production: 1998-10-05, Duration: 6 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001803
VHS PAL #11
386-3-8:11/1
Search for the Missing, First Show
Introduces the history of Srebrenica and discusses the state of Srebrenica during the war in Bosnia. Women from Srebrenica describe the horrors and tragedies they encountered during the war. Displays footage of the tunnels in Bosnia that house the unidentified bodies from Srebrenica. An employee of the identification team at the tunnels explains the overwhelming amount of work ahead of the team. Highiights the importance of completing the identification mission. Educational program.
documentary film, Bosnian, English language, Date of production: 1999, Duration: 27 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001804
VHS PAL #12
386-3-8:12/1
Genocide and War Crimes 1991-95 / Genocid I Ratni Zlocin 1991-95
Basic explanation of the conflict in Bosnia from a Bosnian perspective. Presents footage of the villages during the war and includes speeches by citizens about the Chetniks. A woman gives her account of being stoned. Shows clips of dead and injured children. Displays footage of the destruction of towns and cultural property including mosques, the Mostar bridge and the Sarajevo library. Includes clips of NATO hostages. Educational program.
documentary film, English, Bosnian language, Date of production: 1997, Duration: 29 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001805
VHS PAL #13
386-3-8:13/1
Physicians for Human Rights: TV Tuzla Broadcast
Local television program describing mission of the Physicians for Human Rights. Psychologist from PHR discusses the antemortem database project and explains that the organization has conducted over 5,000 interviews. Includes a short video about the organization narrated by a Bosnian case manager from Srebrenica. Encourages people to participate in the antemortem database project in order to increase the chance that bodies will be identified.
television program, Bosnian, English language, Date of production: 1997-12-19, Duration: 56 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001806
VHS PAL #14
386-3-8:14/1
Physicians for Human Rights 2 - Srebrenica
Begins with footage of a drive through the Bosnian mountains to Srebrenica. Provides video clips of Srebrenica with a panoramic view of the town. Interviews a US Army representative and asks him if Muslims would be safe returning to Srebrenica. He responds that he is unsure and briefly discusses the peacekeeping forces' experiences with the former Muslim inhabitants of Srebrenica including their unwillingness to return. Shows a meeting between PHR representatives and Bosnian civilians. The representatives describe the antemortem database project and gives updates on the project mentioning that they have over 7,000 names in the database. They walk through a case to show how the system works (in Bosnian). A speech is delivered on behalf of Bob Dole highlighting the U.S.'s commitment to identifying the missing people of Srebrenica.
raw material, Bosnian, English language, Date of production: 1998-11-19, Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001807
VHS PAL #15
386-3-8:15/1
Physicians for Human Rights: Sirovi Material
Contains interviews with the Physicians for Human Rights staff in Bosnia. Most of the interviews take place in Bosnian while three take place in English. The first English-speaking interviewee gives an overview of PHR's work and comments on the reactions of the PHR staff and case managers to their jobs. She also describes her personal experiences as a staff-member, explaining that she has grown tremendously and made valuable friendships while working for PHR. The second English-speaking interviewee is the psycho-social coordinator of the identification projcet. She explains that PHR hired her to ensure that they are sensitive to the emotional issues Bosnian families face. She discusses briefly the psychological obstacles case managers experience as well. The third and final English-speaking interviewee talks about the time span of the project and ensures PHR's commitment to training professionals to carry on the identification process. She also mentions that the Bob Dole commission has granted Bosnia money to build a new facility to house and examine the unidentified bodies. Educational program.
documentary film, Bosnian, English language, Date of production: 1999, Duration: 1 hour 3 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001808
VHS PAL #16
386-3-8:16/1
Physicians for Human Rights: Sirovi Material Cassette Three
Contains an interview with two women. It appears that they are in the same family and have lost loved ones in the Srebrenica massacre. Shows interviews with other employees on the identification project team. Displays footage of the tunnels which house the unidentified bodies and includes clips of the corpses.
raw material, Bosnian language, Date of production: 1999, Duration: 1 hour
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001809
VHS PAL #17
386-3-8:17/1
Physicians for Human Rights: Casette Four
Displays footage of a mass grave excavation. Includes interviews in Bosnian with various people related to the identification project. Contains an interview in English with Dr. Rick Harrington who explains the role of the forensic assistance program. Herrington explains that PHR's goal is to help the identification commissions in the surrounding regions by providing them with forensic anthropologists and other services. Outlines some problems with identifying victims. Often times a person's bones will mix with other individuals posing huge challenges to the identification team. Displays footage of cities in Bosnia and includes clips of a synagogue. Includes a detailed demonstration of data entry. Educational program.
documentary film, Bosnian, English language, Date of production: 1999, Duration: 1 hour 47 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001810
VHS PAL #18
386-3-8:18/1
Television Tuzla
Contains footage of refugee camps and interviews with various refugees from Srebernica. Shows water and food distribution to the refugees. Also displays clips of hospitals at the camps and shows a meeting. Educational program.
documentary film, Bosnian language, Date of production: 1995, Duration: 50 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001811
VHS PAL #19
386-3-8:19/1
Physicians for Human Rights OBN, BH Labirint
A television program about the identification project in Bosnia. Among many interviews of PHR representatives in Bosnian, one is in English and dubbed in Bosnian. The English-speaking PHR representative explains that PHR hopes to identify at least 10 percent of the victims of the Srebrenica massacre. She discusses how and why PHR collects antemortem data. In addition, she outlines some of the challenges that the PHR staff faces in requesting information from families. She discusses the social services available to families who have lost loved ones. She also highlights the poiltical aspects of the project and maintains that PHR would like all political parties to have equal access to the databases. She discusses the time span of PHR's involvement in the identification project. Educational program.
documentary film, Bosnian language, Date of production: 1999-02-25, Duration: 1 hour 7 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001812
386-3-8:19/2
Physicians for Human Rights OBN, BH Labirint
A report concerning the violence in Bosnia. Shows a conference and footage of train tracks, helicopters and other structures in Bosnia. Educational program.
documentary film, Bosnian language, Date of production: 1999-01-25, Duration: 22 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001812
VHS PAL #20
386-3-8:20/1
Emisija 3
Displays footage of a mass grave excavation. Includes interviews in Bosnian with various people related to the identification project. Contains an interview in English with Dr. Rick Harrington who explains the role of the forensic assistance program. Herrington explains that PHR's goal is to help the identification commissions in the surrounding regions by providing them with forensic anthropologists and other services. Outlines some problems with identifying victims. Often times a person's bones will mix with other individuals which creates huge challenges in identifying people. Displays footage of cities in Bosnia and includes clips of a synagogue. Educational program.
documentary film, Bosnian, English language, Date of production: 1999-02-02, Duration: 37 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001813
386-3-8:20/2
Emisija 4
Displays footage of the tunnels that house unidentified bodies in Bosnia. Includes an interview with an employee of the identification project. Displays footage of cities and a synagogue. Includes a detailed demonstration of inputing information in the computers. Contains a detailed demonstration of data entry. Educational program.
Duration: 30 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001813
386-3-8:20/3
Emisija 5
Shows footage of Srebrenica and a PHR conference. Contains numerous interviews of the PHR staff in Bosnian and three in English. The first English-speaking interviewee gives an overview of PHR's work and comments on the reactions of the PHR staff and case managers to their interactions with families of Srebrenica. She also describes her personal experiences as a staff-member, explaining that she has grown tremendously and made valuable friendships while working for PHR. The second English-speaking interviewee is the psycho-social coordinator of the identification projcet. She explains that PHR hired her to ensure that they are sensitive to the emotional issues Bosnian familes face. She discusses briefly the psychological obstacles case managers experience as well. The third and final English-speaking interviewee talks about the time span of the project and ensures PHR's commitment to training professionals to carry on the identification process. She also mentions that the Bob Dole commission has granted Bosnia money to build a new facility to house ane examine the unidentified bodies. Educational program.
documentary film, Bosnian language, Date of production: 1999-02-09, Duration: 1 hour 9 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001813
VHS PAL #21
386-3-8:21/1
Emisija 1
Contains clips of Srebrenica and an interview with a family. Includes footage of the tunnels in Tuzla that house unidentified bodies. Interviews various employees of the identification project. Educational program.
documentary film, Bosnian language, Date of production: 1998-11-29, Duration: 27 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001814
386-3-8:21/2
Emisija 2
Displays footage of Srebrencia and includes an interview with a Bosnian woman. Contains interviews with employees of the identification project. One employee displays diagrams of clothes, watches and other accessories that victims may have worn at the time of death. Shows a visit to a family by a case manager and data entry. Educational program.
documentary film, Bosnian language, Date of production: 1998-12-15, Duration: 30 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001814
386-3-8:21/3
Emisija 3
Shows footage of Srebrenica and a PHR conference. Contains numerous interviews of the PHR staff in Bosnian and three in English. The first English-speaking interviewee gives an overview of PHR's work and comments on the reactions of the PHR staff and case managers to their interactions with families of Srebrenica. She also describes her personal experiences as a staff-member, explaining that she has grown tremendously and made valuable friendships while working for PHR. The second English-speaking interviewee is the psycho-social coordinator of the identification projcet. She explains that PHR hired her to ensure that they are sensitive to the emotional issues Bosnian families face. She discusses briefly the psychological obstacles case managers experience as well. The third and final English-speaking interviewee talks about the time span of the project and ensures PHR's commitment to training professionals to carry on the identification process. She also mentions that the Bob Dole commission has granted Bosnia money to build a new facility to house and examine the unidentified bodies.
documentary film, Bosnian, English language, Date of production: 1999-02-22, Duration: 39 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00001814
Archival boxes #22
386-3-8:22/1
Video Film and Slide Presentation Scripts: Radio Television Vogosca, 1999
386-3-8:22/2
Video Film and Slide Presentation Scripts: Video Scripts Summer, 1997