There are some extremely powerful films about the experiences of genocide survivors in Bosnia. This year our Community Champions are organising screenings of the following films:
8 July – ‘Fog of Srebrenica’ Film Screening – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
10 July – ‘Fog of Srebrenica’ Film Screening with Q&A with Director – University of Newcastle
11 July – ‘Halima’s Path’ Film Screening – Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
12 July – ‘A Cry From The Grave’ Film Screening – Adam and Eve Conference Venue, Birmingham
12 July- Film Screening of ‘Halima’s Path’ – Lincoln College, Oxford
12 July – Srebrenica Film Screening – West London Synagogue
20 July – Film screening of ‘The Fog of Srebrenica’ – Friends Meeting House, Colchester
The Fog of Srebrenica:
This documentary film shares the precious testimonies of survivors in chronological chapters, with their narrations of the genocide beautifully woven together with music and shots of the surrounding landscape by director Samir Mehanovic in order to provide viewers with a rich understanding of what happened before, during, and after the genocide in Srebrenica. You can read about the screenings last year here.
This acclaimed and multiple award-winning film fits perfectly with our theme “Breaking the Silence: Gender and Genocide”. It is a fictional account of Halima, a strong-willed Muslim woman, who unsuccessfully searches for the remains of her son. When Halima asks her estranged niece for help, they uncover horrifying facts that disrupt everyone’s lives.