The Resource As if I am not there, Corinth Films presents a Wide Eye Films & Octagon Films production in co-produciton with Sektor Film, Stellanova Film, Film I Vast AB in association with WMG Film GMBH with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board ; Directed by Juanita Wilson, (videorecording)

As if I am not there, Corinth Films presents a Wide Eye Films & Octagon Films production in co-produciton with Sektor Film, Stellanova Film, Film I Vast AB in association with WMG Film GMBH with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board ; Directed by Juanita Wilson, (videorecording)

Label
As if I am not there
Title
As if I am not there
Statement of responsibility
Corinth Films presents a Wide Eye Films & Octagon Films production in co-produciton with Sektor Film, Stellanova Film, Film I Vast AB in association with WMG Film GMBH with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board ; Directed by Juanita Wilson
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • bos
  • srp
  • hrv
  • eng
  • bos
Summary
As If I Am Not There is a story of a young school teacher from Sarajevo, Samira, whose life is shattered the day a Serbian soldier walks into her apartment and orders her to pack her things. Shortly after the onset of the Bosnian War, her village is invaded by the Serbian army: the men are executed, and the women are rounded up and cast into servitude. Imprisoned in a warehouse in a remote region of Bosnia with the other women from the village, Samira quickly learns the rules of camp life: do not think of life on the outside ... do not think about the past or the future ... do not worry about other people ... do not stand out ... keep your mind occupied ... and above all ... do not believe the rumors you hear. The day she is picked out to "entertain" the soldiers, the real nightmare begins. In a cruel and barbaric environment run by an army without a moral compass, Samira's beauty is her curse. With nothing left and facing the constant threat of death, she struggles against the hatred she sees all around her. In a final act of courage, she decides to make one last stand: to defy her captors by putting on makeup and letting her beauty shine, "not for them" she explains, "but for me". This simple act saves her life when a kind-hearted Serbian army officer takes an interest in her, and her situation gradually starts to improve. The Captain, as he comes to be known, shields Samira from his soldiers and serves as a symbol of refuge; a ray of light in a dark world. She soon realizes that surviving means more than staying alive, and finds the strength to endure violent displacement, sexual assault, and the hatred around her. Although difficult to watch, As If I Am Not There is a harrowing war story in which new director Juanita Wilson ensures that the film speaks intelligently and powerfully about war-time behavior and the plight of women in a manner that encompasses much more than any single individual. This film is especially impressive given the fact that the role of director and lead actress are filled by individuals to whose feature film debuts are this picture
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
14A
Language note
In Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian with English subtitles
PerformerNote
Natasa Petrovic, Fedja Stukan, Miraj Grbic, Stellan Skarsgard
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1976-
  • 1988-
  • 1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Drakuliâc, Slavenka
  • Grbić, Miraj
  • Petrović, Nataša
  • Skarsgård, Stellan.
  • Stukan, Fedja
  • Wilson, Juanita
  • Corinth Films
Runtime
109
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rape as a weapon of war
  • Rape victims
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
As if I am not there, Corinth Films presents a Wide Eye Films & Octagon Films production in co-produciton with Sektor Film, Stellanova Film, Film I Vast AB in association with WMG Film GMBH with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board ; Directed by Juanita Wilson, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Slavenka Drakulic
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2010
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
896137001405
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
CHV00116
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av02753842
  • 893849
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
As if I am not there, Corinth Films presents a Wide Eye Films & Octagon Films production in co-produciton with Sektor Film, Stellanova Film, Film I Vast AB in association with WMG Film GMBH with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board ; Directed by Juanita Wilson, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Slavenka Drakulic
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2010
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
896137001405
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
CHV00116
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av02753842
  • 893849
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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