In agreement with the Government of Italy, in 1992 45 children from the ‘Ljubica Ivezic’ orphanage left the besieged Sarajevo. The idea was to take the children away from the war and return them home afterwards. Fifteen years later, five of them tell their stories and reveal that they never returned, that they no longer speak their mother tongue, fell nostalgic, have new friends and new families and new homeland.
Mustafa Mustafić was born in 1942 in Sarajevo. Graduate of the First High School in Sarajevo, studied at the Zagreb Film Academy. Since 1965 he has worked as professional cameraman, filming features, shorts, docs and TV films and series.
Dario Novalić was born in 1964 in Sarajevo. Studied political science in Sarajevo. Owner of the ‘Start’ weekly magazine, working occasionally as a journalist.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
2008, 28', color, video
Mustafa Mustafić, Dario Novalić
Magazin Start, Panglas Sarajevo