24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
In a single take lasting several minutes, the film shows the village of Hladivode (whose names means “Cooling Waters”) near Sarajevo. After a slow tracking shot across an orchard, the camera zooms out to show a group of men engaged in conversation. They are filling in the bullet holes on a ruined building – a reminder of the recent events in the Balkan peninsula’s turbulent history.
Jonas Scheu (1980) is a director, photographer and video artist. He has also shot documentaries in India (Amrit Nectar of Immortality, 2012) and in Myanmar (Ma Yan Chan – Waves of Transition, 2016).
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