BRADFORD College students have made a hard-hitting film on the atrocities of Bosnian genocide in the 1990s after a visit to the country.

The college's film and photography students Cameron Davidson, Farjad Raja, Hannah Thompson and Sarah Mbakama travelled to Bosnia to create a documentary for charity Remembering Srebrenica.

The week-long visit, held as part of the educational programme 'Lessons from Srebrenica', saw the group visit the Podrinje Identification Project and the International Commission on Missing Persons, where staff have been working since the end of the conflict to identify and return the remains of the victims that were found in mass graves.

The group were taken to a mortuary that housed the still to be interred remains of thousands of men and boys killed in the war. They saw the body parts, bones and skeletons of those found in primary and secondary graves.

Bosnian Genocide were the atrocities caused at Srebrenica and ?epa committed by Bosnian Serb forces in 1995, or the wider ethnic cleansing campaign throughout areas controlled by the Army of the Republika Srpska that took place during the 1992 to 1995 Bosnian War.

The events in Srebrenica in 1995 included the killing of more than 8,000 Bosniak, or Bosnian Muslim, men and boys, and the mass expulsion of another 25,000 to 30,000 Bosniak civilians, in and around the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, committed by units of the Army of the Republika Srpska (VRS) under the command of General Ratko Mladi?.

During the poignant visit, the group met the mothers of Srebrenica, one of whom had lost almost 40 male members of her family, including her son, brothers and uncles.

With the remains of more than 1,000 men and boys still missing, one mother described her last moments with her 19-year-old son who was taken from her. But eight years after the conflict ended, all that was found of him and returned to her were three bones.

Student Hannah Thompson said: "I found it a really interesting experience learning about what happened in Bosnia during that time, but I also found it really emotional.

"The trip has made me really appreciate my life and the people in it; it has given me a much more positive outlook.

"My hopes for the documentary are that we can show people and educate them about what happened so that people can learn from it."

A playwright, who was also on the Bosnian trip, will develop teaching resources and activities to be used in Bradford schools. These activities will also form part of the programme for next month's police camps run by Bradford College alongside West Yorkshire Police.

The documentary will be screened during the International Day of No-Violence on October 2, where guest speakers will talk about the impact of hate and war.