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Branka's Song



France, 2009, DV cam - Color - 78

DIRECTED BY:
Sebastien De Monbrison and Teddy Aymard

EDITING:
Dania reymond

STORY DESCRIPTION:

From 1992 to 1995, the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina was one of the most publicized wars in the world. It was the destruction of a society where cultures and religions have always been mixed together. Since the Dayton peace agreement, the news has dried up. And yet, how to live together again when the war involved civilians and neighbors? From Sarajevo to Srebrenica, from town to town, meeting people famous and anonymous, from war orphan to the President of Bosnia-Herzgovina, it is waking up in the narrator these unbearable images of the past but also others gleaned from his cinematographic imagination. Beyond the clinical diagnosis of a sick country stuck in a endless after war, this film is a love song for people who still struggles for tolerance and multi-ethnicity.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Teddy Aymard (born in 1977): After his studies of ethnographic cinema with Jean Rouch and a solid background in journalism, Teddy Aymard has been a journalist with the french Channel Parliamentary “Assemblée National” TV and he is now freelance reporter for various agencies. He works for Al Jazeera, BBC, Al Arabiya...Sébastien de Monbrison(born in 1976): After his studies in History at the Sorbonne and in African Anthropology, Sebastien Monbrison has first worked on possession Vodou in Africa. Then, he turned to cinema and theater. With a Jewish and protestant father and a muslim mother, questions of identity and intercultural conflicts are deeply presents in his work.

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