‘Children of War’ to be screened
Aida Begić’s latest film, “Children of Sarajevo” will be screened today at noon at Kızılırmak Theater as a part of the Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival. The film won the Special Distinction Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was the official selection of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the 85th Academy Awards under the category of Best Foreign Language Film.
The film elaborates on the story of two orphaned siblings, Rahima and Nedim, whose parents were killed in the Bosnian war. Rahima is working at a restaurant to grant her brother, Nedim, a chance at life outside of crime. Following trouble at Nedim’s school, Rahima tries to keep her brother from being put back in the orphanage.
In the aftermath of a war, Rahima’s struggle symbolizes the future awaiting Bosnia. She strives to maintain hope despite poverty and criminality sweeping the streets, with a poignant depiction of a city ravaged by war in the background.