I am documenting my brother’s journey through two countries and his influence on those he loves while following the story of depopulation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina have been trying for two years to cope with the migrant crisis. Negotiations lasted almost the whole of 2019, where new reception centers will be located, because the existing ones have been filled for a long time. On the other side one of the most disturbing things when it comes to challenges that Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing is dissatisfaction of a young people and their interest in leaving this country. Something what we can see in Bosnia and Herzegovina and what should be emphasized is that the young people with decent jobs and solid opportunities for a future progress are leaving the country. They are leaving because of political situation which doesn’t seem to lead to a better future for themselves and their children. Even though they have good jobs and stable economic base, they still strive moving to Germany which could bring them security and more predictable future.
My brother, Mladen Simikić (35) is one of those young people who put himself on such a journey. Year 2019. he went to Germany and started working in his profession as an electrician hoping to create a brighter future not just for himself but also for his wife Stana (33) which remained in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
I am documenting my brother’s journey through two countries and his influence on those he loves while following the story of depopulation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. What I am trying to find out is whether there is a way for those who remain to invest their knowledge and experience in this country which we call home.