IN THE SHADOW OF WAR will take you on a cinematic journey through the hopes, dreams and fears of a new generation who find themselves living with the ongoing effects of a war that ended before most of them were even born. The film captures the energetic spirit of Bosnia and Herzegovina but also bears witness to the legacy of a brutal conflict.
The film tells four very different stories of trauma, survival and, on occasion, triumph over adversity. Ante, Ilija, Magdalena and Elvis are inspirational young people whose powerful and emotional lives illustrate the continuing effects of war.
“This film shows us that we still have lessons to learn from the Bosnian conflict. The compelling personal stories in this film tell me that we need to learn these lessons quickly.”—Rob Williams, CEO, WarChild.org
Official selection - ONE WORLD Film Festival
Official selection - MOVIES THAT MATTER
Nominee, First Appearance Award - IDFA
Nominee, Oxfam Global Justice Award - IDFA
Nominee, Special Jury Award - SHEFFIELD Doc Festival
Nominee, Best UK Film Award - OPEN CITY Doc Festival