SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 25,2008) - City of Sarajevo City Council adopted the decision on rewarding American film director Bill Carter with the recognition Honorary Citizen.
Bill Carter became friend of Sarajevo in the hardest time, during the 1992-1995 Serbian,Montenegrin and Croatian aggressions against Bosnia. And he, guided by the noblest principles, enabled spreading of truth about Sarajevo and its citizens during the siege.
He came to the Bosnian capital Sarajevo during the aggression and decided to stay in the town under siege. He joined the organization of the independent help and, sharing the destiny of Sarajevo citizens, delivered food and supplies to those that can not be reached by UN and NGOs.
Carter’s stories from war Sarajevo are recorded in his documentary film "Miss Sarajevo", from 1993. Executive producer of this film and music for this film was written by Bono Vox,the lead singer of the Irish rock band, U2.
Bill Carter held more than 50 lectures in universities such as Harvard, NYU, Boston College, and showing his film about the war in Bosnia. He helped for more than 1 500 tons of food to be delivered for the time when he worked as humanitarian worker.