Remembering Srebrenica: Quo Vadis, Aida?

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Certificate15
Year2021
GenreDrama
DirectorJasmila Žbanić
WritersJasmila Žbanić
LanguageSerbo-Croatian, Bosnian, English, Dutch
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Running Time1HR 41MINS
Extra InfoScreening + discussion
SeasonMain Programme

Screening to mark Srebrenica Memorial Day, Quo Vadis, Aida? is an intimate and powerful drama focused on one of the most shameful moments of recent European history.

Bosnia, 11 July 1995. Aida is a translator for the UN when the Serbian army takes over the small town of Srebrenica. Can she possibly do anything to help the inhabitants? Get her own family into safety? Rescue at least one of her sons? With the sensational Jasna Đuričić in the lead role, director Jasmila Žbanić has captured the harrowing events of the genocide in Srebrenica with compelling immediacy.

Barack Obama named Quo Vadis, Aida? as one of his favourite films of 2021, and it has played an important role in raising awareness of what happened in Srebrenica: over eight thousand Muslim boys and men were massacred, and countless women raped, by Serbian forces in the worst act of genocide in Europe since the Second World War.

This special screening will be attended by the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UK and Ireland, His Excellency Vanja Filipovic, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Prisoner Ombudsman Rev. Lesley Carroll, and the Chair of the Shared City Partnership in Belfast City Council. There will be a short panel reflection on the film immediately afterwards followed by light refreshments for all attending.

The screening is a collaboration between the Good Relations Team at Belfast City Council and the charity Remembering Srebrenica, in association with QFT.

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