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The place we left

The place we left

documentary by Clarissa Thieme, 61 min, color, DCP, OV english/german ST, DE/AT/BIH 2011

"the place we left"is a film about six people all born in Sarajevo who left the city mostly due to the war. some stayed abroad some came back after years.
they talk about their experiences leaving their city settling down somewhere else or being caught in the middle.
"the place we left" concentrates on their personal attempts to give sense to circumstances they surprisingly found themselves in when in 1992 Sarajevo a european metropolis became under siege.
blocks of talking heads are accompanied by pure visual shots:
still shots of them facing the camera, shots of apartments´ interiors & pans that combine the private space with the public one..

Script & Director:
Clarissa Thieme
Clarissa Thieme, Eldar Emri
Clarissa Thieme
Christian Obermaier
Stefan Ciupek
Graphik Design:
Imke Schmidt
Zlata Filipovic, Amira Kreševljakovic, Edin Forto, Jasmina Gavrankapetanovic, Dražen Juka, Lejla Hodžic
Kristina Konrad, Christian Frosch, weltfilm, Vienna/Berlin,
Amira Kreševljakovic, deblokada, Sarajevo, BIH
Christine A. Maier, Vienna
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