Cork Feminista in association with Hanna’s House Peace Project and UCC Women’s Studies are proud to show ‘As If I Am Not There’ on Tuesday 15th May at 6pm (film to start at 6.30pm) in Room G06 of Brookfield Health Sciences Building, UCC.
The screening will be followed by a Q & A Session with Oscar-nominated director Juanita Wilson & Shirley Graham, Co-ordinator with the Hanna’s House Peace Project.
All are welcome, please join us!
Directed by Juanita Wilson, As If I Am Not There is a story of a young woman from Sarajevo whose life is shattered the day a young soldier walks into her apartment and tells her to pack her things. Rounded up with the other women from the village and imprisoned in a warehouse in a remote region of Bosnia, she quickly learns the rules of camp life. The day she is picked out to ‘entertain’ the soldiers, the real nightmare begins. Stripped of everything she ever had and facing the constant threat of death, she struggles against all the hatred she sees around her. In a final act of courage or madness, she decides to make one last stand: to dare to be herself. And this simple act saves her life. It’s when she realises that surviving means more than staying alive that she has to make a decision that will change her life forever. As If I Am Not There is a modern war story that explores love, identity and the connections between us. TRIGGER WARNING FOR RAPE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE.