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WELCOME TO SARAJEVO

Michael WINTERBOTTOM

In Competition – Feature Films
Directed by :
Michael WINTERBOTTOM 
Country:
UNITED KINGDOM
Duration:
100.00 minutes

Synopsis

Michael Henderson, a British foreign correspondent is stationed in Sarajevo, during the war in Bosnia. The city is under siege from enemy artillery, positionned in the hills that circle the city. Henderson, his cameraman Greg ans producer Jane Carson, file regular reports from the city, for the television news in Britain. Henderson discovers an orphanage, situated on the front line, under continuous bombardment from artillery fire. Horrified by the terrible conditions the children live under, he repeatedly films reports from the orphanage urging the international community to take action to remove the children to safety. Frustrated by the lack of reponse and no longer able to maintain journalistic detachment, he determines to smuggle one of the children back to England.
Michael WINTERBOTTOM
Michael WINTERBOTTOM