1395 Days Without Red
The siege of Sarajevo lasted for one thousand three hundred and ninety-five days from 1992 to 1996. During the siege, thousands of citizens had to cross streets threatened by snipers every day: to go to work, buy food, visit friends, relatives and lovers, keep on living. Some 10,000 people were killed and over 56,000 were wounded by sniper bullets and exploding grenades. The film follows a woman as she makes her way through this route. She stops, hesitates, runs. She waits, calculates and bends down. Every crossing is a new challenge and new calculation. The woman is reliving the experience of others in the place where the trauma occurred. It is her individual journey in their collective past. Whatever has happened beforehand is happening again, now.
Šejla Kamerić, born 1976 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 1999 she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Department of Graphic Design. She uses mainly photography, video and film as media juxtaposing an explicit social context with intimate perspectives. In 2007 she was Artist in Residence at OK Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz. Her first short film STA JA ZNAM (What Do I Know, 2007; CE '08), premiered in Corto Cortissimo section of Venice International Film Festival 2007. 1395 DANA BEZ CRVENE (1395 Days without Red) premiered at Manchester International Festival 2011.
Great Britain / Bosnia and Herzegovina 2011
DCP / color
- Šejla Kamerić/Anri Sala
- Patrick Ghiringhelli
- Penda Houzangbe
- Maribel Verdú/Sarajevo Symphony Orchestra