Winnipeg’s Nihad Ademi launches the debut of his inspiring documentary White Balloon. It is a 30-minute documentary narrated, directed, and produced by actor and photographer, Nihad Ademi.
The film follows Ademi as he returns to Bosnia, 23 years after being released from the worst concentration camp since the World War II in the former Yugoslavia.
But, the film is inevitably about “hope and letting go,” says the film-maker.
“White Balloon is both a haunting personal odyssey and a heartfelt documentary of hope and inspiration.”
Ademi was a citizen of Prijedor in Bosnia and Herzegovina when he was rounded up during the war in the former Yugoslavia. The film recalls his harrowing experiences in the Omarska death camp.
At Omarska, Ademi confronts the traumatic events of his past and, along with hundreds of former inmates, he releases a white balloon commemorating the thousands of people still missing since the Bosnian War.
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Trailer at whiteballoon.ca