Warm Festival 2015 Sarajevo

The second edition of the Warm Festival, (28th June-4th July), a festival on contemporary conflicts with a strong focus on film and photography, will take place in Sarajevo next week. Seven days of screenings, exhibitions, conferences and talks, gathering journalists, filmmakers, photographers, writers, historians, ngo’s, artists and researchers.

Amongst the subjects treated this year are “Memory and War Commemoration into question”, “How do we visit Museums?”, New Tools for new Perspectives of Research and Understanding”, “Fact-checking”, “New Initiatives in Photojournalism”, “Human Rights Watch” and “The Forensic Turn”, discussing the complex issues of the ethics of representation in war photography. There will be photo exhibitions about Maydan, Mass media and Vietnam, the Arab spring, the Central African Republic, migration, and stories and portraits of women survivors of rape.

As for the films, the festival opens with This is Exile – Diaries of Child Refugees (2015) by Mani, an intimate portrait of Syrian child refugees in Lebanon. There will be a world premiere of Srebrenica’s Voices (2015) by Nedim Loncarevic, giving voice to survivors of the massacre 20 years ago. Tell Spring Not To Come This Year (2015) by Saeed Taji Farouky & Michael McEvoy follows a unit of the Afghan National Army deployed in Helmand without NATO support. Sebastian Junger will be presenting his four films Restrepo (2010, made with Tim Hetherington), Korengal (2014), Which Way is The Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (2013) and The Last Patrol (2014). A special program A day with Human Rights Watch screens The Dictator Hunter (2007) by Klaartje Quirijns, Talking about Rose (2015) by Isabel Coixet and E-Team (2014) by Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny. Oden Roberts will be presenting his feature film A Fighting Season (2015), portraying two US Army recruiters under the Iraq War troop surge of 2007. And then there is the book reading / video screening Guantanamo by Frank Smith, a poetic treatment of the verbal trials from Guantanamo released by the US Department of Defence in 2006. The festival ends with Florent Marcie showing his work Commander Khawani (2015), that bring us back amongst the mujahedeen fighters in Afghanistan of October 2001.

All events are open and free to the public.

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