Soccer and the collapse of Yugoslavia
Author and video journalist Yukihiko Kimura is onboard to give participants a glimpse at
the history and culture of counties we are approaching.
His choice of soccer as a medium to portray the dark history of war captivates the
audience, and uses of videos and interviews with Bosnian born former Japanese national
soccer coach Icica Osim to give a personal touch to a subject that is unfamiliar to most
A soccer ball can connect people anywhere, at any time. Conversely, weapons only
create division. Conflict is manifest in many locations around the world, even today.
Says Kimura. This insight gives us a better understanding of Croatia and Montenegro –
two countries we will visit in the coming days.