The fog of Srebrenica a documentary by Samir Mehanovic Tuesday 10th July

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You are invited to join us on Tuesday 10th July for a special screening of the ‘The Fog of Srebrenica’ with award-winning director Samir Mehanovic, who will be introducing the documentary and joining us for a post-screening question and answer session, chaired by the Bosnian British Institute.

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia, described by the UN as the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. 8,372 Bosnian Muslim boys and men were massacred by Serbian nationalists as part of a wider campaign of ethnic cleansing, mass incarceration and mass rape across Bosnia.

This documentary, ‘The Fog of Srebrenica’, portrays the long-term impact of the genocide and is based on harrowing testimonies and confessions of survivors who struggle to cope with the past. It tells the story of the extraordinary men and women who survived the genocide and raises serious and profound questions about the nature of human existence, war, and forgiveness. It also tackles the failure of the international community to protect innocent civilians and offer justice to victims of war crimes.

The Fog of Srebrenica presents interviews that are structured in chapters, each of which handles a new phase of this atrocity: the chaos and desperation, the starvation, the severely weakened Bosnian troops marching through the woods – a hellish ordeal that few survived. The sometimes-shocking images of the past drag up the horrors of a nightmare that just won’t end.

 

17:45 -18:15: Welcome and Refreshments

18:15 - 18:30: Introduction

SCREENING STARTS AT 18:30

FREE ENTRY

Language: Bosnian with English Subtitles

Suitable only for 15 years and over

 

About British Bosnian Institute

Newly formed educational initiative formed by a group of Newcastle-based survivors.

About Samir MehanovićBosnian born, Scotland based, Samir Mehanović is a film and theatre director, producer, and screenwriter. He has previously received the BAFTA Scotland award for Best First Time Director for the short film The Way We Played, which has screened at over 30 festivals.

 

 

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