Event Title

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Presenter Information

Jasmila Zbanic

Location

Online

Website

https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/

Streaming Media

Description

2021 Oscar nominee for Best International Feature Film, Quo Vadis, Aida?, recounts and dramatizes the legacy of one of the worst mass murders in European history since the Holocaust: the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. More than 8,000 Bosniak Muslims were murdered by the Bosnian Serb Army of Republika Srpska. Through the eyes of Aida Selmanagic, a translator working at a United Nations base just outside Srebrenica, the film shines a brutally intense light on the toll that suffering, terror, and fighting in Bosnia takes on humanity.

Ida Sefer, President of the Bosnian-American Genocide Institute and Education Center (BAGI), will moderate a discussion centered around several key themes of the film: the international failure that was depicted in the film, ongoing genocide in the country, and acknowledging courage and resolve of the survivors, among other topics.

Panelists include Emir Suljagić, Director of the Srebrenica Memorial Center; Dr. David Pettigrew, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University; Nihad Brankovic, Government Relations Coordinator, Western Balkans Program, International Commission on Missing Persons; and Hasan Hasanović, Srebrenica genocide survivor, curator, and interpreter at the Srebrenica Memorial Center.

Screening and discussion sponsored by the Illinois Holocaust Center.

Community Partners
Bosnian-American Genocide Institute and Education Center (BAGI)
Educators Institute for Human Rights Congress of Bosniaks of North America
Center for Bosnian Studies at Fontbonne University

Additional Notes

Quo Vadis, Aida? (2021)
Deblokada Film, 102 minutes

A film written, directed, and produced by and nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards. Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp.

Event Type

Film

Start Date

15-7-2021 1:00 PM

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Jul 15th, 1:00 PM

Quo Vadis, Aida?

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2021 Oscar nominee for Best International Feature Film, Quo Vadis, Aida?, recounts and dramatizes the legacy of one of the worst mass murders in European history since the Holocaust: the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. More than 8,000 Bosniak Muslims were murdered by the Bosnian Serb Army of Republika Srpska. Through the eyes of Aida Selmanagic, a translator working at a United Nations base just outside Srebrenica, the film shines a brutally intense light on the toll that suffering, terror, and fighting in Bosnia takes on humanity.

Ida Sefer, President of the Bosnian-American Genocide Institute and Education Center (BAGI), will moderate a discussion centered around several key themes of the film: the international failure that was depicted in the film, ongoing genocide in the country, and acknowledging courage and resolve of the survivors, among other topics.

Panelists include Emir Suljagić, Director of the Srebrenica Memorial Center; Dr. David Pettigrew, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University; Nihad Brankovic, Government Relations Coordinator, Western Balkans Program, International Commission on Missing Persons; and Hasan Hasanović, Srebrenica genocide survivor, curator, and interpreter at the Srebrenica Memorial Center.

Screening and discussion sponsored by the Illinois Holocaust Center.

Community Partners
Bosnian-American Genocide Institute and Education Center (BAGI)
Educators Institute for Human Rights Congress of Bosniaks of North America
Center for Bosnian Studies at Fontbonne University

https://griffinshare.fontbonne.edu/bosnia/2021/2021/5

 

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