VIFF 2012 review: Children of Sarajevo
The war might be over in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but a peaceful life remains as elusive as ever. The protagonists of Children of Sarajevo are no longer dodging Serbian mortar shells, but they must still contend with a faltering economy, gangsters, crooked politicians, and social prejudice (such as that levelled against Rahima, a young woman who insists on wearing a Muslim head scarf for very personal reasons). Although a lot of the action takes place in the street, this is essentially a chamber drama (which is in itself an interesting innovation).
Granville, September 27 (6:20 p.m.) and 29 (3:30 p.m.), October 3 (9:30 p.m.)