Archive of films Do You Remember Sarajevo / Sjećaš li se Sarajeva
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2002, 51 min
Section: One World Presents the Sundance Documentary Fund
When the shelling of Sarajevo began in 1992, an officer of the Bosnian-Hercegovinian army made an appeal to all inhabitants of the city with cameras to “start filming, as their material would definitely have an affect”. Compelling, horrifying and funny, this compilation of “home movies” provides stark testimony of the courageous spirit of a people under siege.
When Bosnian-Serb forces began shelling Sarajevo in 1992, an officer of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian army made an appeal to all inhabitants of the city with video cameras to “start filming, because their material would definitely influence events.” Whether prompted by this call or not, many of those who possessed a camera attempted to capture the atmosphere of the besieged city, resulting in this extraordinary film. At once engaging, horrifying and funny, these “home movies” provide a stark testimony of the courageous spirit of a people under siege, trying to live “normal” lives against all odds.
About the director
Sead and Nihad Kreševljaković are twin brothers. Nihad studied history and currently works for the International Theatre Festival MESS Sarajevo. Sead studies law and works for Federal TV. They first became involved in film during the siege of Sarajevo. After the war they worked on various documentary projects and films: Fama – Video Archive of Siege, Greta, We Light the Night, 2. May of 1992. They founded the “H. Kreševljaković Video Archive Library” in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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About the film
Color, BETA SP
|Section:||One World Presents the Sundance Documentary Fund|
|Director:||Sead Kreševljaković, Nihad Kreševljaković, Nedim Alikadić|
|Screenplay:||Sead Kreševljaković, Nihad Kreševljaković|
|Dir. of Photography:||Sead Kreševljaković, Nihad Kreševljaković a občané Sarajeva / and citizens of Sarajevo|
|Producer:||Damir Ibrahimović, Sead Kreševljaković|
|Production:||Deblokada & VideoArhiv|
|Contact:||Deblokada & VideoArhiv|