Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
My Own Private War
February 16, 6pm, Blinken OSA Archive
MY OWN PRIVATE WAR
Lidija Zelović / 2015 / The Netherlands / 57min / English & Dutch & Serbian & Croatian / English subtitles
The film was screened in the International Panorama section at 13th Verzio Film Festival.
Born into an ethnically mixed family, Lidija Zelović grew up in Sarajevo where she started to work as a TV reporter. In the early 1990s, she fled from the Balkan civil war to the Netherlands but she later returned to report as a TV journalist from her home country. Now she returns on a personal quest to settle an account with the country where she was born. What awaits her twenty years on is a war that is still going on in the minds of the people. With mounting frustration, Zelović is confronted with old hatred and new nationalist aggression – and discovers that her family's role as victims wasn't fully accurate.
Free admission | Limited seats are available on a first come first serve basis
After the screening discussion with the members of Blinken OSA Yugoslavia Archive Project. Watch their experimental video documentation of and a research guide to the ongoing (re)archiving project of OSA’s Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian television broadcast collection from 1993-1999. http://bit.ly/2kztlCX
Further Re-Verzió screenings: http://verzio.org/en/2017/re-verzio