Bill Carter

Film Director and Writer

Bill Carter is a writer and director. He directed the documentary film Miss Sarajevo, which consists of amateur video material he shot during his stay in the besieged city of Sarajevo. He is the author of Fools Rush In, his memoirs of working for an aid agency during the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina.… Read More

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1966 Birth Born in 1966.


1991 25 Years Old Carter became involved in the Balkan conflict when he was traveling the world after his girlfriend died in a car crash in 1991. … Read More
1995 29 Years Old In 1995 Bill Carter made the documentary film Miss Sarajevo out of the video material he recorded. … Read More


1997 31 Years Old When in 1997 U2 finally performed in Sarajevo, during their PopMart Tour, Bill Carter was in the audience, meeting with the friends he had made during the siege.


2009 43 Years Old On April 6, 2009 Carter was awarded honorary citizenship by the city of Sarajevo, the highest civilian award possible for those that helped the city during the siege of Sarajevo in the Bosnian War. … Read More
2012 46 Years Old Bill Carter's newest book, Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, The Metal That Runs The World, is set for publication on October 16, 2012 with Scribner Press. … Read More
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