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Snow for Water

Original title: Snijeg za Vodu
Bosnia and Herzegovina / Great Britain, 2017, 15 min.

Director: Christopher Villiers
Production company:
Sarajevo Film Academy
Hrasnicka cesta 3a
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone: +387 33 975 060

Co-producers: The Obala Art Centar, Sarajevo
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

Wrapped in a blanket, Ema and her younger brother Adi are standing by the window. It is snowing in the besieged city of Sarajevo. Gunfire thunders in the distance. Bucket after bucket they haul snow into the bathtub, to provide water for the family, dreaming of bread with jam, playing boisterously in the courtyard. In a bombed-out building nearby, snipers lurk with loaded guns. A sensitive, yet non-protective observation of childhood in times of war.

Berlinale Generation 2018 (awarded)