As If I Am Not There

Directed by Juanita Wilson
Corinth Films
2010
109 Minutes
Ireland
Bosnian
Drama
DVD
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$24.95 Non-Members

A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. Samira is a modern schoolteacher in Sarajevo who takes a job in a small country village just as the war is beginning to ramp up. When Serbian soldiers overrun the village, shoot the men and keep the women as laborers (the older ones) and sex objects (the younger ones), Samira is subjected to the basest form of treatment imaginable.

DVD Features

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Based on the book by Croatian scribe Slavenka Drakulic, and impressively lensed in gorgeous widescreen, this is a bona fide arthouse title that should turn Wilson into a name to watch."
    , Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "A film about the appalling experiences of a woman subjected to ethnic cleansing during the Bosnian war in the 1990s, that is grim but rewarding."
    , The Guardian

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