Made in War (Boomed in Peace): The Sarajevo Film Festival

Poster of the Sarajevo film festival “Beyond the End of the world”

Poster of the Sarajevo film festival “Beyond the End of the world”

“Why are you holding a film festival in the middle of a war?” International Press Correspondent from besieged Sarajevo (1993)

“Why are they holding a war in the middle of a film festival?”  Haris Pašović, Director of the Sarajevo film festival “Beyond the End of the World"

As the 20th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival opened its doors on 15 August 2014, we are featuring an essay by scholar and historian Mirza Redzic retracing the history of the festival in our Narratives for Europe Reading Room