Regional Competition

The Fog of Srebrenica

Samir Mehanović
Screening time  
25.02. / Thursday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 2  
26.02. / Friday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 1  
27.02. / Saturday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
Film presents interviews that are structured in chapters, each of which handles a new phase of this atrocity.

What happens to you when you live in a society riven by civil war, when you’re forced to entertain the inconceivable thought that your neighbors are out to kill you? Hatidza, one of the mothers of Srebrenica, sums up this sense of disillusionment: “Because of what happened in World War II, we thought people must have been uncivilized back then. We thought civilization had progressed and that we understood each other now.” And the disillusionment was followed by fear. Survivors of the 1995 siege of Srebrenica talk about the events leading up to the mass murder of 8,372 Bosnian men. Women and children were carried off in buses, and along the way they saw “their” men, half-naked on a soccer field. One of the girls was the then-13-year-old Zinahida. She thought they were being driven to her deaths while the men played soccer. The Fog of Srebrenica presents interviews that are structured in chapters, each of which handles a new phase of this atrocity: the chaos and desperation, the starvation, the severely weakened Bosnian militias marching through the woods – a hellish ordeal that few survived. 


Samir Mehanović

Samir Mehanović is a Bosnian born film director, producer, and screenwriter who lives in UK since 1995. He received BAFTA award for the short film The Way We Played and IDFA Special Jury Award for The Fog of Srebrenica. In 2014 he filmed, directed and produced Silent War Bekaa Valley.

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Izmaglica Srebrenice

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Scotland
2015, 60'

Directed by:
Samir Mehanović

Screenplay by:
Samir Mehanović

Samir Mehanović, Davor Vecaj, Gavin Wolfe Murray

Edited by:
Laura Carreira

Nigel Osborne

Samir Mehanović

Produced by:
Paradiso Films Docs Ltd

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2015 – Special Jury Award for Mid-Length Documentary; Sarajevo Film Festival 2015