Elma (30) stands in front of the small cottage where women and men guard the entrance to the bridge over the Kruscica River. They are part of a campaign fighting against plans to construct a hydroelectric dam. By preventing heavy machinery from crossing they have stopped the construction of what is just one of hundreds of dams planned in the Balkans.
Elma has two children, one of whom, she says, loves to swim and every summer spends most of his time swimming in a natural pool near the bridge.
''I blocked developers for myself and for my children and their children…. There are wars over water everywhere and we are part of it. Our village has joined the fight for it. Small hydropower plants show no concern for nature and biodiversity. Even more we will loose our drinking water. We must win''.