Didem Pekün receives a Human Rights Award at Sarajevo Film Festival

September 14, 2018

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 fellow Dr. Didem Pekün on receiving a Human Rights Award at the 2018 Sarajevo Film Festival for her amazing film 'Araf'!

ARAF is an essayistic road movie and a diary of Nayia, a ghostly character who travels between Srebrenica, Sarajevo, and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has been in exile since the war and returns for the 22nd memorial of the Srebrenica genocide. The film is guided by her diary notes of the journey, which merge with the myth of Daedalus and Icarus – Icarus being the name given to the winner of a bridge-diving competition in her home country.

Read a review on the film here.

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