Sarajevo: A Street Under Siege

Life continues in a Sarajevo street, despite the snipers and shelling from the hills above.

Ademir Kenović, 1993

In November 1993 BBC2 TV began to broadcast 'Sarajevo: A Street Under Siege', a 2-minute film shown every night before the 22.30 Newsnight programme. It was bringing a day-by-day account of how the siege was affecting a group of ordinary citizens.

The authors were Ademir Kenovic, a graduate of the Sarajevo Film and Theater Academy, and Patrice Barrat, a director from an independent French production company. The full version of the film was broadcast on BBC2 on 20 March 1994. Later on in 1994 the film 'Sarajevo: A Street Under Siege', ('Chaque jour pour Sarajevo') received a BAFTA (British Academy Award of Film & TV Arts) award and the Jury Award at the Locarno Film Festival.

Then "Hajduk Veljkova" street, now "Muse Cazima Catic".


Jacob Davalos

Saturday, 04 May 2013 15:00
this has got to be one of the most powerful videos I have ever seen. Unreal, the capacity of the human spirit to supersede all difficulties.

Georgia Scott

Saturday, 04 May 2013 00:00
I have just arrived in Sarajevo to make a doc film here. This video i feel has given me the best understanding i could have of the suffering felt here in Sarajevo during these years. More people need to watch this. Very powerful.

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