Those Shocking Shaking Days
Österreich / Bosnien und Herzegowina 2016
88 min – HD –
Konzept + Realisation: Selma Doborac – V: Sixpack
Is it possible
to represent war with the tools of cinema? This question raises a
thousand others, just like war itself wears a thousand masks. The
film focuses on the 1990s wars in former Yugoslavia: a European
war, an anachronistic war with mass
graves and concentration camps contrasting with the high tech weaponry of modern conflicts, and above all a war that received a great deal of media attention, with unbearable images becoming commonplace as soon as they were broadcast on TV screens.
In order to restore the faded power of images and personal accounts, Selma Doborac has set out to question all the possible ways to make a film about war. Mass grave images are replaced by less spectacular video footage filmed by fighters themselves, or by 16mm shots of abandoned houses reclaimed by nature, that belong to the present as well as to the past. – FID Marseille
fri 7 oct 8.30 p.m. werkstattkino
1982 in Bosnien und
Herzegowina, lebt in Wien und arbeitet in den Bereichen Essay-
Fotografie, Installation, Konzept- und Textkunst. Studium an der Universität für angewandte Kunst und bei Harun Farocki an der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien.
Films Es war ein Tag wie jeder andere im Frühling oder Sommer 2012 – Those Shocking Shaking Days 2016