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Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo

Director John Zaritsky
Year 1994
Run Time 90min
Genre Documentary
In war-torn Sarajevo, a Muslim woman and a Serbian man attempt to escape, but are gunned down and die in each other’s arms, the tragic moment actually captured by a photojournalist’s lens. This doc focuses on the circumstances that led to the killing, and the emotional aftermath.


John Zaritsky




Discrimination, Global Experiences, History, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

National Film Board (NFB)