Event Title

Neither Here Nor There

Presenter Information

Beth Pike
Patrick McCarthy
Ron Klutho

Location

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

Website

http://www.refugeefilms.org/about-the-film.html

Description

A public screening of the documentary film followed by a panel discussion featuring one of the filmmakers (Beth Pike) and two local experts on the Bosnian genocide.

Part of the Dedicated Semester on Immigrant Experiences.

Additional Notes

Neither Here Nor There (58 minutes)
Refugee Films, 2009

A personal journey of the aftermath of the Bosnian War with interwoven stories of the Selimovic family from Srebrenica, Bosnia who resettled in Columbia, Missouri after the fall of the former UN "safe area". Ten years later, the family re-visits the July 1995 massacre of more than 8,000 Bosnians, considered the worst single act of genocide in Europe since the end of the Second World War. Neither Here Nor There traces the complexities of starting over in a new place when ties to the past remain unbreakable.

Neither Here Nor There is required viewing for anyone wishing to learn more about the Bosnian genocide or the Bosnian community in Missouri. It is especially valuable as an introduction to the challenges that refugees face when acclimating to a new life in the U.S. The film follows members of the Selimovic family, survivors of the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian city of Srebrenica. As they adjust to their new homes in Missouri, they must also deal with the trauma that they experienced in Bosnia. As journalism, the film helps us to grasp the connection between our local communities and global events; as narrative, it helps us to understand more about what it means to be human.

Event Type

Film

Start Date

22-10-2009 7:00 PM

End Date

200 12:00 AM

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Oct 22nd, 7:00 PM Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Neither Here Nor There

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

A public screening of the documentary film followed by a panel discussion featuring one of the filmmakers (Beth Pike) and two local experts on the Bosnian genocide.

Part of the Dedicated Semester on Immigrant Experiences.

https://griffinshare.fontbonne.edu/bosnia/2009/2009/4