"Once Brothers"-War, Politics and Basketball
Tuesday, April 5
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall
Description: ESPN/NBA' s production of " Once Brothers" is one of the most popular and highly acclaimed documentaries in the world of international sport communications. It is the story of two world-class basketball players and NBA stars, Vlade Divac and Drazen Petrovic. It revisits the history of the two, of basketball in the great tradition of Yugoslavia, of the Wars of the 90s, their impact on good friends who had at that time formed the best national basketball team in the world, and of the tragic death of Drazen Petrovic in 1993. Discussion will include the impact of politics on sport, and vice versa, what sport can do, contributing to a better world. There will be commentary from international students, athletes, coaches, and faculty from the Balkans who experienced the Balkan wars of the 90s, were close to the story, and may provide further insight to untold parts of it.