The Hamilton Film Festival has officially kicked-off so let's continue to explore the films being screened this week. Here is my interview with Jasenko Pasic:
What did you learn about yourself and your craft while making this film?
As I am an actor and not a film-maker, everything was new for me. But, as lucky as I am, I had great a team of professionals around me supporting me with their crafts and knowledge. That being said, this experience was a life-changing one. It took us 4 years to make and if there is something I have learned from it, it is that everybody should have much more respect for film-makers as making the film is not a piece of cake.
How is it different from other films a part of the HFF program?
I know that it is different, if by nothing else, by story itself. I do not think that there is another film about crazy metal gig in besieged city.
Why should people watch it?
Because it is the film about besieged Sarajevo from music perspective. It is a film about love, hope and life; a film about people who risked their lives to play a metal gig in front the people who have risked their lives in order to live them.I hope that this film can change stuff. Even now, 21 years after the siege of Sarajevo ended, it seems that humanity didn’t learn much. And not just Sarajevo. The reason why people should see it is that it is still relevant, and it always will be. There are hundreds of artists living under similar circumstances as those in Scream For Me Sarajevo.