The 26th Sarajevo Film Festival, taking place in hybrid form 14 – 21 August, has added new documentaries to the 2020 programme. Coming by way of its 12th Human Rights Day and Dealing With the Past selections, Saravejo Film Festival continues its search for truth-telling and fact-checking with these films.
Of the five films selected for Dealing With The Past, a programme aiming to conduct honest dialogue about our region’s recent past as a prerequisite to resolving the problems that stem from the Yugoslav Wars, two come in the form of documentary. First, Roberto Minervini’s What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire, which follows a community of African Americans in the American South during the particularly violent summer of 2017. Second, Rithy Panh’s renowned Irradiated will also feature.
As part of the 12th Human Rights Day programme, which comes under the auspices of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Vít Klusák’s and Barbora Chalupová’s Caught in the Net screens. On 18 August (12:00 CET), there will also be a panel discussion via Zoom questioning internet freedom and safety moderated by journalist and director Robert Zuber. Caught in the Net, a harrowing look at predatory tactics online will screen via Sarajevo Film Festival’s online platform.
Featured Image: Caught in the Net, a film by Vít Klusák and Barbora Chalupová