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ABOUT THE FILM

ABOUT THE FILM

In the Shadow of War agonisingly, reluctantly, but essentially shines a light on the “lost generation” of Bosnia that, without attention, will continue to wander in the dark.

– HEYUGUYS

The film tells four very different stories of trauma and, on occasion, triumph over adversity. Many films have been made about the war in the former Yugoslavia which deal with the subject of truth, justice and reconciliation but this is the first film which charts the long term impact which the war has had on those children born during or just after the war ended.

In the pursuit of justice against war criminals and in the face of the need to rebuild infrastructure and economies, often very little attention is paid to the needs of hundreds of thousands of people whose lives are permanently damaged by the effects of war.

These profound psychological effects can last for decades, impose great strains on the society as a whole and can be the ground on which new enmities grow. When peace eventually comes to countries like Syria and Afghanistan one of the great challenges will be to find ways of addressing these problems, to avoid creating a society which exists in an almost permanent state of trauma.

DIRECTED BY:

SOPHIA & GEORGIA SCOTT

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