Omarska

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Omarska

Directed by Varun Sasindran

  • France 2018; 19 min
  • Original version: English, Bosnian
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Special mention (International Short Film Jury) - Berlin IFF

Synopsis

In this film, the filmmaker enters into conversation with the survivors of the Omarska concentration camp in Prijedor (Bosnia-Herzegovina). The film begins with the recollection of their memories and eventually touches on the present situation of the former camp.
The former site of the Omarska concentration camp is now a factory owned by Arcelor Mittal. The company’s manufacturing process now takes place where civilians were once detained. There is no memorial for the victims killed at Omarska. Once a year, the premises are open to the public for the commemoration. The film intents to reconstruct the space in 3D animation from the archive images, videos, and recent photographs -guided by the testimonies of the survivors of the camp.

Production

  • LE FRESNOY

    Natalia Trebik