UPDATE 3: Follow us at http://aboutbloodandhoney.posterous.com
UPDATE 2: From now on also companies can sponsor About Blood and Honey!
We will publish your logo on website, in the book and at the end of the documentary.
Costs only $250! Look at the company special at the perks.
UPDATE: We decided! We will start collecting stories on the 3th of october.
Funding still needed..
Check updates for more info
About Blood and Honey
The young Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) celebrates its 20th birtday on the 3rd of march 2012. It's not just a happy birthday, in 1992 the (re)birth also was the start of a bloody war in the heart of the Balkans. More than 100.000 people died. Sarajevo is still a capital with open wounds. Srebrenica is still looking for its deaths.
But that was then. Now it's 20 years later.
In 'About Blood and Honey' we will collect stories and images of this young country, that still struggles with its ancient and recent past. We will travel through the different parts of BiH between september and december 2011 to meet the inhabitants: the Bosnians. But who are these Bosnians? Serbians and Croats exist. And the Bosnian muslims are now called Bosniaks. But Bosnians? Do they exist? And what about Herzegovinians?
Now, 20 years later it's important to tell the people’s story. To find the modern image of a country we still associate with grief and death. And to investigate: is there a peaceful future for this still-devided country, or is it slowly getting ready for the next war?
There are different ways to tell the story of BiH 2012. At the moment we are talking with a Dutch publicing house about this project. They are enthousiastic about the idea and possibly will publish the book About Blood and Honey in spring 2012.
Besides this great opportunity there are many other options. We will record a lot of video material to make short movies on the road. We will put it online of course. And use it later to make a feature documentary, to be premiered in the summer of 2012. We are talking about this with a Bosnian filmproducer.
But first, we’ve got to get on the road.
Who are we?
Marcel van der Steen is a Dutch journalist/filmmaker living in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo and working as a freelance correspondent for different Dutch and Belgian media, covering the Balkans. He works for RTL, BNR, KRO, NCRV, VRT, De Morgen, Het Parool etc.
Jade van Doornik is a freelance photographer/reporter, working in the Netherlands for RTV West, RTV Rijnmond, KRO Televisie etc.
These stories must be told. And waiting for the 'green light' of publishers and producers takes too much time. We can't afford to wait. Spring 2012 is right around the corner. We need money to start up this project, to get on the road and start collecting. So we can convince the publisher and the producer with our material.
We don't need the $6,000 from the start. It's the total amount for the 3 months production. With less we can start. So please fund us now.
Thank you very much for your help.