At the Zagreb film festival (17th-23rd October, 2010) You can see the Juanita Wilson`s film “As if I am not there”  (Tuškanac cinema, Saturday, October 23rd at 21.00 ) made in coproduction of Ireland, Macedonia and Sweden, based on Croatian journalist and writer Slavenka Drakulic´’s book of the same name.

Synopsis
As If I Am Not There is a story of a young woman from Sarajevo whose life is shattered the day a young soldier walks into her apartment and tells her to pack her things. Rounded up with the other women from the village and imprisoned in a warehouse in a remote region of Bosnia, she quickly learns the rules of camp life.The day she is picked out to ‘entertain’ the soldiers, the real nightmare begins. Stripped of everything she ever had and facing the constant threat of death, she struggles against all the hatred she sees around her. In a final act of courage or madness, she decides to make one last stand: to dare to be herself. And this simple act saves her life. It’s when she realises that surviving means more than staying alive that she has to make a decision that will change her life forever. As If I Am Not There is a modern war story that explores love, identity and the connections based on Croatian journalist and writer Slavenka Drakulic´’s book of the same name.

Awards
Sarajevo Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival

MV

Source:
http://zagrebfilmfestival.com

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