Eastern Neighbours Film Festival
The war reporter
Friday, 9 November 20:30 – 22:30
FILM + TALK
The War Reporter (Ratni reporter)
Documentary, Croatia, 2011, 60 min
Director Silvestar Kolbas
The War Reporter is a moving, heartbreakingly honest and meditative reflection on events that occurred during the war in Croatia in 1991 – a war that altered the lives of its citizens forever. This film is not an inquiry into historical truth, but the author’s personal truth. Using his own personal footage recorded during the Homeland War as a Croatian news reporter, the film tells a personal tale. The war is raging in the neighborhood where he grew up, the place where he used to dare to dream different dreams, yet the reality (not only wartime reality) is somewhat different. Ending in complete disclosure, the author uses his own life as an example of a comprehensive and faceted paradigm of war through his own eyes.
Hot Topic: how reporting from the war zone can change reporters forever.
The talk will be with Lidija Zelovic.
Lidija Zelovic is a Dutch a film producer, documentary maker and war reporter born in Bosnia-Hertzegovina. She worked for Reuters in Kosovo and Albania, for BBC in Macedonie and Montenegro and for Channel 4 in Israel.
She has worked on several award winning documentaries, among which My Friends (Best documentary. Pomegranate Film Festival, Toronto), The Valley (nominee: BAFTA British Academy Award, UK), Witness to Murder (Emmy award - News Background Documentary), Het Laatste Joegoslavishe Elftal (Nominatee Het Goude Kalf– Beste nederlandse documentaire film). She has produced and directed many documentaries on themes such as the conflicts in Kosovo and Bosnia and more recently she made a film about the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Her current project is the documentary film My Own Mladic.
Moderator: Lejla Prnjavorac
Eastern Neighbours Film Festival, 2012 Edition, has officially moved to The Hague (1-9 November), hosted by Filmhuis Den Haag and Het Nutshuis.
On the 8th and 9th of November you are invited to come to Het Nutshuis for an inspiring selection of documentaries and short films. Both experienced and up-and-coming filmmakers will be showcased at this event. The films selected are progressive and reflect the changes taking place in the fast-paced Eastern European film industry.
There will be both pre and post-screening discussion time. In addition to the films, ENFF invites you to indulge in a selection of speciality local food, wine and music.