Snow for Water

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Snow for Water (Snijeg za Vodu)

Directed by Christopher Villiers

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom 2017; 15 min
  • Original version: Bosnian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Special Mention of the Children’s Jury in Generation Kplus - Berlinale Generation


Wrapped in a blanket, Ema and her younger brother Adi are standing by the window. It is snowing in the besieged city of Sarajevo. Gunfire thunders in the distance. Bucket after bucket they haul snow into the bathtub, to provide water for the family, dreaming of bread with jam, playing boisterously in the courtyard. In a bombed-out building nearby, snipers lurk with loaded guns. A sensitive, yet non-protective observation of childhood in times of war.



    Christopher Villiers