just beginning college in Sarajevo when the war erupted in Bosnia.
In 2001, she completed a Master's Degree in Anthropology and Religious
Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
she works for The Emergency and Material Assistance Program (EMAP)
at the American
Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia. In the summer
of 1998, the PICTURE ME AN ENEMY
crew traveled with Tahija back to her
home in Sarajevo.
Tracing Tahija's footsteps through the past and into the present,
we gain an intimate view of Bosnian life and culture. Tahija's
introduction to Bosnia shatters stereotypes about her country
and the Muslim religion.
originally from Osijek
was a high school student when war broke out in Croatia. She is
currently working full-time while pursuing a Master's Degree at
the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In 1998, Natasa
travelled to Bosnia to work for the International
Foundation for Election Systems (contracted by U.S. Aid)
in the city of Doboj in the Republika Serbska region of Bosnia.
Producer Rene Lego has been following Natasa's life since 1995,
when Natasa was a college student following the wars in the former
Yugoslavia on American television. The PICTURE
ME AN ENEMY crew
met up with Natasa in Doboj where she was one of three who were
not 100% Serbian. In formal interviews and intimate settings,
Natasa discusses what it was like to watch these conflicts on television,
and how she sees the role of the US government operating in the
region today. Natasa also shares what it is like for her to
be of mixed "ethnicity." With a Serbian father and
a Croatian mother, Natasa stands as a symbol of the innate complexity
of these wars.
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