The Bosnian capital Sarajevo is a tranquil and picturesque place. However its name will forever be associated with bloodshed after the city was subjected to one of the longest sieges in modern history in 1992.
For 44 consecutive months, its citizens were forced to take up arms to defend themselves from attack by Serb forces – forces whose violent actions against Bosnian Muslims across the country gave rise to the term “ethnic cleansing”.
The destructive effects of war endure for many veterans and Al Jazeera met both Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Muslims who fought to defend Sarajevo including a volleyball team who have put physical injuries aside to turn misfortune into triumph.
The documentary was made by AlJazeera English and was shown at first on 14 April 08.