OK, so I’ve been bit pessimistic of late — an impending war between Israel and Iran, the rise of religious fundamentalisms around the globe, Bosnia’s leadership taking the country back to the brink, etc…. But here’s an upbeat story. I helped Steve Nemsick and Jane Applegate a bit on their new documentary about Andrew Garrod’s work with Youth Bridge Global in the southern Bosnia-Herzegovina city of Mostar. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Mostar in the past several years and I’ve lectured at both Mostar “”East” and Mostar “West” universities. The students really are hungry for an end to the ethnic politics of the Balkans. If there is a lasting solution to the problems in the region, it will likely be with the help of these students.

Here’s the trailer: