WARM Festival 2016

Sarajevo, 26th JUNE – 2nd JULY


Kino Meeting Point– Welcome Desk & Accreditations, Film Screenings, Conferences, Press Events, Festival Café
Academy of Fine Arts – Java Gallery – Duplex 100m2 – Skenderija Steel Bridge – Exhibitions
#Dysturb – Street Art


All events are free public events.
Exhibitions– The exhibitions are open from June 26th to July 2nd. A launch event is taking place at 18:00 from Tuesday to Friday at the exhibition venues.
Conferences– Every morning at 11:00 from Monday to Friday, a conference about war reporting, art, memory.
Films– Every afternoon at 15:00 from Monday to Friday, a film about war reporters and artists.
Films– Every evening at 21:00 from Sunday to Saturday, a film about the world’s contemporary conflicts.


Sunday 26th June / 18:00
Welcome Desk & Accreditations

Sunday 26th June / 19:00
WARM Festival Opening Drink

Sunday 26th June / 21:00
‘They Will Have To Kill Us First’, a film by Johanna Schwartz
USA, 2016, 99mn
Islamic extremists have banned music in Mali, but its world famous musicians won’t give up without a fight. ‘They Will Have To Kill Us First’ tells the story of Mali’s musicians, as they fight for their right to sing.
(Partner: Frontline Club London)

Monday 27th June / 11:00
‘Thinking of You’, a film by Anna Di Lellio
The story of art and women activism to change the culture of isolation, resignation and shame that surrounds sexual violence in war.
followed by
‘Breaking the Stigma & Silence around Sexual Violence in Conflict’, a conference with Belma Bećirbašić (Researcher and Journalist), Mirna Buljugić (Director of BIRN BiH), Anna Di Lellio (Filmmaker), Tatjana Milovanović (Manager of Field Operations, Post-Conflict Research Center), moderated by Velma Saric
Learn from a range of inspirational local and international women who foster positive change and use art and movie culture in raising awareness around the issue of wartime sexual violence.

Monday 27th June / 15:00
‘Shoot! Filming the War’, a film by Jean-Baptiste Thoret
France, 2015, 53mn
War is a major genre. This documentary portrays French filmmakers, historians and researchers who have completed or worked on war movies, from Jean-Luc Godard to Bertrand Tavernier and Alice Winocour.

Monday 27th June / 21:00
‘The Disappeared – The Invisible war of Syria’, a film by Sophie Nivelle-Cardinale & Étienne Huver
France, 2015, 52 mn
A documentary investigating an invisible weapon that has been decimating the Syrian people since 2011: the forcible disappearance of more than 200,000 people.

Tuesday 28th June / 11:00
‘Civilians At War’, a conference with Stéphane Grimaldi (Director of Caen-Normandy Memorial), Vincent Giraudier (Director of the Invalides Army Museum), Youssef Haidar (Architect of Beit Beirut museum), Astrid Leray (Founder of Trezego), Roger Mayou (Director of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum), Iratxe Momoitio (Director of Guernika Peace Museum), moderated by Stéphane Grimaldi
Exploring the representations of civilians in wartime at history museums, highlighting the need to focus on the social and historical impact of these issues.
(Partner: Caen-Normandy Memorial)

Tuesday 28th June / 15:00
‘Alisa In Warland’, a film by Alisa Kovalenko & Liubov Durakova
Poland, 2015, 74mn
Alisa Kovalenko is a film student in Kiev when the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution kicks off. She grabs her camera and her boyfriend Stephane, a French journalist and lecturer, and heads into the streets. A living picture of her tragic experiences, feelings, pains.

Tuesday 28th June / 18:00
‘Ordinary Heroes / Rescuers’ outdoor exhibition
Photographs by Nicolas Axelrod, Sonia Folkmann, Riccardo Gangale, Leora Kahn, Paul Lowe, Mirko Pincelli
Event at Skenderija Steel Bridge
The photography exhibition showcases the testimonies of rescuers from Bosnia Herzegovina, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Holocaust genocides. The Ordinary Heroes program was created to inspire hope and activism among youth and to promote moral courage, interethnic cooperation, and sustainable peace in the Western Balkans.
(Partners: PCRC, PROOF)

Tuesday 28th June / 21:00
‘Iraqi Odyssey’, a film by Samir
Switzerland, 2014, 90mn
Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting documentary pays a moving homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of a people successively plagued by the horrors of dictatorship, war, and foreign occupation of Iraq.

Wednesday 29th June / 11:00
‘War Archives’, a conference with Cécile Hennion (Le Monde journalist & WARM Syria Archive Project researcher), Suada Kapic (FAMA Collection), Adnan Pavlovic (WARM Ex-Yugoslavia Archive Project researcher), Zsuzsanna Zadori (Audio-Visual Archivist), moderated by Pierre Hazan (Advisor in humanitarian action and international justice)
(Partner: Caen-Normandy Memorial)

Wednesday 29th June / 15:00
‘A Single Frame’, a film by Brandon Dickerson
USA, 2015, 74mn
Weaving together the stories of the war, the now-deceased photojournalist, Alexandra Boulat, and the search for the boy, ‘A Single Frame’ is a testament to the power of photography and to the belief that every life matters.

Wednesday 29th June / 18:00
‘Afghanistan: After Enduring Freedom’, an exhibition by Andrew Quilty (Agence VU’)
Event at Java Gallery
Australian photographer Andrew Quilty is based and has been photographing in Afghanistan since 2013, covering stories after breaking news events have moved on.
(Partner: Visa Pour L’Image Perpignan)

Wednesday 29th June / 21:00
‘My Son The Jihadi’, a film by Peter Beard
UK, 2015, 48mn
Portrait of a devastated mother. A masterful documentary about British citizens being recruited into terrorist organizations abroad. Sally Evans’s son, Thomas, left the UK for Somalia when he was 21 to join the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group al-Shabaab.


Thursday 30th June / 09:00
Photography Webinar, an interactive online conference
Exhibited photographers discuss their works. Moderated by Paul Lowe and Maral Deghati.

Thursday 30th June / 11:00
‘The Shock of the Image: does it inform?’ a conference with Enrico Dagnino (Photographer), Bernandino Hernandez (Photographer), Jérôme Huffer (Head of photo department at Paris Match magazine), Paul Lowe (Photographer & Course Director of the Masters Programme in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at London College of Communication), Enric Marti (Associated Press Chief photographer for Latin America & Caribbeans), moderated by Maral Deghati (Photo editor & Curator)
Discussing how violent events are portrayed in the media.

Thursday 30th June / 15:00
‘Frame By Frame’, a film by Alexandria Bombach & Mo Scarpelli
Afghanistan / USA, 2015, 85mn
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists.

Thursday 30th June / 18:00
‘Untitled’, an exhibition by Enrico Dagnino
Curated with Gaia Tripoli
Event at Duplex 100m2
Enrico Dagnino’s reportages and archives are distributed and exhibited around the world. His debut as a photojournalist occurred during the end of the 1980s, around the time of the fall of the Berlin wall and the Velvet Revolution in Prague. Dagnino’s singular eye captivates and leads the viewer into history with poetic and brutally honest testimonies displayed as photographs, video and self-made books.

Thursday 30th June / 21:00
‘Walls’, a film by Pablo Iraburu & Migueltxo Molina
Spain / Austria, 2015, 80mn
Never in the history of humanity have we built so many walls. This film narrates real stories of people who live on both sides of very different walls. The one that divides South Africa and Zimbabwe, the separation wall between the United States and Mexico, the fence that in Melilla is used as a border between Spain and Morocco.


Friday 1st July / 09:00
Film Webinar, an interactive online conference
Showcased film directors discuss their works. Moderated by Paul Lowe and Maral Deghati.

Friday 1st July / 11:00
‘Civilians caught between Jihadism and State Repression: breaking the myths’, a conference with Manoocher Deghati (Photographer), Cécile Hennion (Le Monde journalist), Sean McAllister (Filmmaker), Andrew Quilty (Photographer), Donatella Rovera (Senior crisis response advisor to Amnesty International), moderated by Maral Deghati (WARM)
(Partner: Amnesty International)

Friday 1st July / 15:00
‘Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land’, a film by Gilad Baram
Czech Republic/Germany, 2015, 72mn
A unique insight into the creative genius of Czech photographer Josef Koudelka. Director Baram follows Koudelka on his journey through Israel and Palestine as he searches for the elusive moment in which a photograph emerges.

Friday 1st July / 18:00
‘Nota Roja’, an exhibition by Bernandino Hernandez
‘Between Headlines’, a Mexico group show exhibition
Event at Academy of Fine Arts

‘Nota Roja’, an exhibition by Bernandino Hernandez
Curated by Laurent Van der Stockt
Acapulco, in the province of Guerrero in Mexico, was by far the favorite coastal city of the American jet set of the 1950s and 60s, it was still a holiday destination popular a few years ago. Proportion to the number of inhabitants, it is today the most dangerous city in the country.
(Partner: Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents)

‘Between Headlines’, a Mexico group show exhibition
Works by Dominic Bracco, Yael Martinez, Jeremy Relph and Monica Alcazar-Duarte
This exhibition brings together the work of four photographers who through their work challenge the way in which we form a sense of place. They all reflect on how modern society process information and encourage their audience to consider the subject of conflict and its effects from a different view and stance.
(Partner: University of the Arts London)

Friday 1st July / 21:00
‘Syrian Love Story’, a film by Sean McAllister
UK, 2015, 80mn
Comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. Filmed over 5 years, the film charts their incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

Saturday 2nd July / 11:00
‘Baghdad, chronicle of an immured city’, a film by Lucas Menget & Laurent Van der Stockt
France, 2016, 54mn
Through the course of encounters with inhabitants, with religious chiefs, politicians and militants, the filmmakers, who have been working in Baghdad for years, evoke this ancient capital today at the heart of a devastating and historic civil war.

Saturday 2nd July / 20:00
‘Guantanamo’, a book reading & discussion with Frank Smith
In ‘Guantanamo’, Frank Smith appropriates the language of interrogation minutes from Guantanamo Bay, shaping the questions and answers into a literary world that is as faceless and compelling as the interrogations themselves. Smith’s work is beautiful and unsettling, transcending and confounding the categories of law and poetry, of innocence and guilt, of translation and interpretation.
followed by / 21:00
‘Watani – My Homeland’, a film by Marcel Mettelsiefen
UK/Germany, 2016
The epic story of one family’s escape from war torn Aleppo, and their attempt to make a new life in Germany.

Saturday 2nd July / 22:00
WARM Festival Closing Party

with Niels Ackerman, Laurence Geai, Frédéric Lafargue, Alfred Yaghobzadeh, Rafael Yaghobzadeh
The photojournalism / street art group #Dysturb has selected images related to Jihadism and Migrations.

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