Vladimír Dzuro: Demons of the Balkan War
- Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
- When: October 26, 2022, 19:00 – 21:00
Vladimír Dzuro was the first, and for a long time only, Czech who investigated war crimes in the Balkans with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He took part in the first arrest of a war criminal since the Nuremberg Trials. He uncovered the story of a massacre on the Ovčara farm at Vukovar. The former Prague detective was active for over nine years in the team tasked with investigating the war crimes of Serbs in the former Yugoslavia. Today he heads the Office for Internal Oversight Services at the UN in New York. His book The Investigator delivers a unique testimony – and was the basis for the graphic novel Démoni balkánské války (Demons of the Balkan War), initiated by Jan Kužník. It attempts to explore the senseless of the conflict itself, the monstrosity of ethnic violence and the danger of fake news in the media to those who have hitherto not been aware of Dzuro’s book.
Guests: Vladimír Dzuro, former investigator with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; Jan Kužník, initiator and co-author of the script of the graphic novel Demons of the Balkan War; Zdeněk Ležák, co-author of the script of the graphic novel Demons of the Balkan War; and Jakub Dušek, illustrator of the graphic novel Demons of the Balkan War.
Moderated by David Šťáhlavský, dramaturge and journalist from Czech Radio’s Journalism Creative Group.
Jáchym Topol will introduce the event.