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Film Premier Explores Human Cost of Bosnian War

Two new films have St. Louis debut at Fontbonne University

Saint Louis, Mo. - Fontbonne University will present two new films examining the consequences of the Bosnian war on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. The screenings are part of a series of programs sponsored by Fontbonne University and the exhibit consortium for "Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide," a multimedia exhibit now on display in the Board Room of the Fontbonne University Library.

The films, "Neither Here Nor There" and "In the Name of the Son," follow survivors of the Bosnian war and genocide that took place during the 1990s. Each examines the lives lost and altered during that time and explores the war's impact on survivors today. The award winning "In the Name of the Son" has been an official selection at numerous film festivals throughout the world and has garnered much critical praise.

"Because St. Louis is home to over 50,000 Bosnian refugees from all parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina, this topic is especially significant," said Fontbonne Professor Ben Moore, chair of the English and communication department and contributor to the multimedia exhibit at Fontbonne. "These films deepen our sense of the experiences of our Bosnian neighbors."

Screenings will be held in the Lewis Room on the lower level of the Fontbonne University Library, 6800 Wydown Blvd. A question and answer session with filmmakers and Bosnian participants will follow both screenings. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, please contact Dr. Ben Moore at bmoore@fontbonne.edu or at 314.889.4553.