Neither Here Nor There traces a personal journey in the aftermath of the Bosnian War and the complexities of starting over in a new place when ties to the past remain unbreakable. The film follows the interwoven stories of the Selimovic family from Srebrenica, Bosnia. The family resettled in Columbia, Missouri after the fall of the former UN “safe area” during the Srebrenica genocide, where more than 8,000 Bosnians perished. Ten years later, they re-visit the site of the July 1995 massacre, considered the worst single act of genocide in Europe since the end of the Second World War. [58 Minutes] Go here to see the trailer and read about the film.
Monday, April 27, 2015
1501 IAB (420 West 118th Street)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a film screening and discussion in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click here to register.
Ajla Delkic (Executive Director, Advisory Council for Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Eldin Elezovic (Vice-President, Congress of North American Bosniaks)
Commentators on Srebrenica and the Film:
Sarah Wagner, Associate Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University. Author of To Know Where He Lies: DNA Technology and the Search for Srebrenica’s Missing (University of California Press, 2008), and co-author with Lara Nettelfield of Srebrenica in the Aftermath of Genocide (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Her research has explored connections between the destructive and creative forces of war, focusing on the identification of missing persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, specifically victims of the Srebrenica genocide, and the United States military’s attempts to recover and identify service members Missing In Action (MIA) from the past century’s conflicts.
Dijana Jelača holds a Ph.D in Communication and Film Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her areas of specialty include critical cultural studies, transnational feminist theories, critical ethnic studies, trauma and memory studies, and studies of post-Socialism and affect. Jelača’s work has appeared in Camera Obscura, Feminist Media Studies,Studies in Eastern European Cinema and elsewhere. Her forthcoming book, Dislocated Screen Memory: Narrating Trauma in Post-Yugoslav Cinema (Palgrave) focuses on trauma narratives as cultural memory in cinema after Yugoslavia. She currently teaches in the Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre at St. John’s University.
Zlatko Filipovic is an award-winning international multimedia journalist who lives and works in New York City. Currently, he is a lead producer at Network News Service (NNS), an ABC, CBS and FOX News cooperative. He is a member of the organizing committee for the Bosnia-Herzegovina Film Festival, held annually in New York City.
Tanya Domi, Adjunct Professor, Harriman Institute, will moderate the discussion.