Corinne van Egeraat,
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: Drama, Foreign, Independent, Politics and Social Issues, Coming of Age , Short Films, Animation, Shorts, War, Eastern Europe
Red Rubber Boots
dir: Jasmila Zbanic 18 min. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jasna searches for the remains of her two children who were killed and buried in the mass grave by Serbian Army. She gathers all available information and inspects mass grave sites hoping to find the red rubber boots her son wore the day he was abducted.
Images from the Corner
dir: Jasmila Zbanic 32 min. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bilja was seriously wounded in the 1992 shelling of Sarajevo. A French photographer took pictures of her while she lay bleeding and desperately begging for help; pictures of Bilja's wounds made him famous. Zbanic searches for Bilja and reconstructs the moment when news became more important than her life.
Cowboys in Kosovo
dir: Corinne van Egeraat 24 min. Netherlands
In Yugoslavia, American westerns were endlessly repeated on television. Four Kosovo friends used to play cowboy, like so many children everywhere - in a landscape that seems to come right out of those films. At the start of the war one of the four friends fled to the Netherlands, one fought in the Kosovo Liberation Army and two others escaped from torture in captivity. Now they return to talk about the war.
A Conversation with Haris
dir: Sheila Sofian 6 min. USA
An animated interview with an 11 year old Bosnian immigrant to the United States.
House of Wisdom
dir: Roberto Forns-Broggi 13 min. USA
During the war, the national library of Sarajevo was burned down. This travelogue documents relentless power of creation emerges from the ashes.
I Don't Know Where, Or When, Or How
dir: Zelimir Gvardiol 8 min. Serbia
During the war, the death rate among elderly people increased dramatically. A sensitive portrait of a number of aged people in the war-torn country, their alienation, confusion and, most importantly, their sense of dignity.
It's Only Mine
dir: Zelimir Gvardiol 16 min. Serbia
In Serbia the installment of communism led to massive police seizure of private property. Sixty years later the original owners and their inheritors have been unable to regain their rights.
dir: Zelimir Gvardiol 14 min. Serbia
The story of Dusan Vukovic, who publicly returned the medal of bravery posthumously awarded to his son after he died in Milosevic's army. We see the entire Balkan situation encapsulated in the family conflict that ensued.
A Father, A Son, A Holy Ghost
dir: Zelimir Gvardiol 19 min. Serbia
Three family portraits connected by shared inevitability and intense misfortune. Part One: A twenty year old boy who deserted the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina finds himself taking care of his siblings after his stepmother is killed by his father. Part Two: A sixteen year old whose life has been traumatized by both the divorce of his parents and the ensuing war reunites with his father. Part Three: An unborn child is deprived of health as a war breaks out just before his birth, a war which claims the life of his father and forces his mother to give birth in the sewer.
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