Djeca - Children of Sarajevo

Feature Film

Rahima (23) and Nedim (14) are orphans of the Bosnian war. They live in Sarajevo, a transitional society that has lost its moral compass, including in the way it treats children of the people who were killed fighting for the freedom of their city. After crime-prone adolescent years, Rahima has found comfort in Islam and she hopes her brother will follow in her footsteps.
Their life of bare survival becomes even more difficult after Nedim gets into a fistfight with the son of a local strongman and breaks his expensive mobile phone. This incident triggers a chain of events leading Rahima to the discovery that her brother leads a double life.

Feature film by: Aida Begic-Zubcevic
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey, Germany, France
Year of Production: 2012
Writer: Aida Begic
Producers: Semih Kaplanoglu, Benny Drechsel & Karsten Stöter, François d’Artemare
Production Companies: Film House (BA), Kaplan Film (TUR), Rohfilm (GER), Les Film de L’Après-Midi (FR)
Supported by: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Bosnian Film Fund, TorinoFilmLab
Budget: 1.2 Mio.€
Language: Bosnian
Location: Bosnia-Herzegovina
World Sales: Pyramide International