The Holocaust (1934-1945)

'Sarajevo Roses' tells stories of struggle, rebirth

In 1993, a year after arriving in besieged Sarajevo, Roger Richards of Norfolk, a filmmaker, photographer and author, stood amidst hundred of fresh graves in Lion Cemetery and made a vow to the citizens of that city that he would tell their story.

"Sarajevo Roses," was produced over 24 years and tells the story of five people "who survived death and unimaginable horror, and have struggled since to rebuild their city and their lives."

According to Richards, "The stories are of ordinary people living in extraordinary times. They survived a medieval siege, the longest of the 20th century at 1,395 days ... The war in Bosnia triggered the worst mass...