Preview Screening: In the Shadow of War + Q&A

Talk Monday 22 September 2014, 7:00 PM

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Sophia Scott and Georgia Scott and executive producer Christopher Hird.


Almost 20 years ago, the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina came to an end. Children born after the fighting stopped are entering adulthood today, but are still facing violence, abuse and abandonment. Through the stories of four remarkable young people, filmmakers Sophia Scott and Georgia Scott capture the hopes and dreams of this new generation, forced to live with the ongoing effects of the war.

Ante is struggling to define his own identity after his father was convicted of war crimes, for which he is now serving a 20-year sentence. Magdalena’s abusive father struggles to recognise his post-traumatic stress disorder. Ilija has been rejected by his mother who refuses to tell him who his biological father is.

In the Shadow of War is a poignant account of the ongoing consequences of war – of its psychological effects that can last for decades and the great strains it imposes on society as a whole.

Directed by Sophia Scott and Georgia Scott
Duration: 89′
Year: 2014