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Feb 24 film screening and discussion on PRETTY VILLAGE: What happens to a society torn apart by conflict?

Feb 24 film screening and discussion on PRETTY VILLAGE: What happens to a society torn apart by conflict?

Wednesday, February 24
1:00-2:30 PM
Blegen 317
KEMAL PERVANIC, Film Producer
Film Screening and discussion via Skype on PRETTY VILLAGE (68 min.): a film about a Bosnian village and what happens to a society torn apart by conflict

 

Twenty years after the end of The Bosnian War, concentration camp survivor Kemal Pervanic returns to his village to find a community still at war with itself. When Kemal tracks down the school teacher who tortured him in the camps he is forced to ask if reconciliation can ever be possible while the perpetrators of terrible crimes are still free.



Kemal Pervanic is a survivor of the notorious Omarska concentration camp, which was set up by Bosnian Serb forces in the early days of the Bosnian War. The camp, nominally an ‘investigation centre’, was uncovered by British journalists in 1992, leading to international outrage and condemnation. Kemal now lives in England, he is the founder of Most Mira charity and is the author of The Killing Days: My Journey Through the Bosnian War.