AU | 2016 | 54’ | 4K | English (sub.) | By Wes Greene | Nalu Productions
25 years after fleeing the civil war in Bosnia (1992-1995), Damir Mitric returns to uncover this trauma. He meets with family, friends, and those working to rebuild a nation borne of ethnic and religious divisions. From Sarajevo, his childhood home where Serbians established a siege to a former concentration camp and to mass graves unveiling the ethnic cleansing of Bosnians by Serbians, Mitric confronts the incomprehensible: How could your neighbours turn into killers? How can you rebuild lives and communities devastated by violence?
FR | 2016 | 52' | 4K | English (sub.), Bosnian (sub.), Italian (sub.), French (sub.) | Gianluca Loffredo and Andréa Postiglione | Grenouilles Productions |
Broadcaster: France 3
The three leaders of the cult Yugoslavian rock band No Smoking were connected by friendship and music. When ethnic conflicts emerged between Serbians, Croatians and Bosnians, ripping apart an entire country, they split up and founded their own bands, two of them keeping the name of No Smoking. Kusturica will join the Serbian one, contributing to make it internationally famous. Their story reflects the one of Yugoslavia. Will they meet up after 20 years?
FR | 2015 | 52' | HD | English (sub.), French (sub.), Croatian | By Grégoire Osoha & Timothée Demeillers | Quilombo Films | Broadcaster: TV Tours Val de Loire
25 years after the beginning of the civil war in Ex-Yougoslavia, the Serbian and Croatian communities living in Vukovar, a city in Croatia deeply affected by fightings, still don't reconciliate with each other. Segregation in every day life is still very much alive: children don't play in the same sand box & go to separate classrooms while men don't drink in the same bar and intra-ethnic love is not tolerated by families. Eventhoug, Croatia belongs to the EU, the country remains a powder keg.
CI | 2015 | 2x52’ | HD | French & English (sub.) | By Saïd Mbombo Penda | Sentinelles Productions | Broadcaster: Al Jazeera
Laurent Gbagbo’s trial in International Criminal Court for crime against humanity opened in January 2016. President of Ivory Coast from 2000 to 2011, was he an anti-colonialist liberator or a dictator? He’s sued for having stirred up hatred between his supporters & opponents, leading to the deaths of thousands of civilians & two European journalists.
FR | 2015 | 50’ | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) | By Léandre-Alain Baker | Les Films du Paquebot | Broadcaster: CINAPS TV
Yolande Mukagasana, wife of a high-ranking Tutsi official, lost her husband and children during the Rwandan genocide in 1984. She makes us relive the first morning of horror and the atrocities that follow. This courageous woman can't stop there: after 1 6 years spent in Belgium in exile, she comes back to her country and makes the people talk about their traumas to rebuild a society still deeply affected by the genocide.
FR | 2015 | 52’ | HD | Turkish, French, English | By Jo Beranger & Christian Pfohl Lardux Films
FR | 2012 | 123’ | HD | English (sub.), French (sub.) | By Camille Clavel | Mélisande Films
This documentary is a journey through the roots of the conflict between Israeli and Palestinians. The director questions Israeli’s and Palestinians’ capacity to live peacefully together in one or two States, through many interviews with Jewish or Arab intellectuals (Shlomo Sand, Aharin Appelfeld, Gadi Algazi, Sahar Vardi, Meir Margalit) & several stakeholders. He testimonies of inspiring initiatives showing that harmony between both communities is possible.