On February 17, 2018 Europe’s youngest country celebrated the 10th anniversary of its independence.
More than 13,000 people were either killed or disappeared during the Kosovo War, which ended in 1999. Today, relations between the country’s ethnic Albanian majority and its isolated Serbian minorities remain relatively peaceful. However, NATO maintains 5,100 troops stationed in Kosovo as a deterrent. Meanwhile, Kosovo’s independence is recognized by just 53 per cent of UN member states.
The country is trying to move forward but the failure to prosecute war criminals for crimes committed during and after the war, has only further hampered efforts at reconciliation. “Until I can bury the bones” explores the war’s impact on Kosovo’s national identity as it confronts the dark legacy of the conflict.