Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"In the Name of the Son" screening

Courtesy of the Bosniak American Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina, there will be two opportunities for Washington, DC area residents to see the highly acclaimed short film In the Name of the Son by Bosnian-American filmaker Harun Mehmedinovic.

Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6:45 PM, there will be a screening at Georgetown University, on the 7th floor of the ICC on 37th & O St. NW, Washington, DC 20057.

Friday, Sept. 19 from 2:00-4:00 PM, there will be a screening with Harun Mehmedinovic as guest at room 1116 of the Longworth Building on Capital Hill.

The film has already won a great deal of acclaim and I hope that these screenings are well-attended. I will not be at the Friday event, due to a family conflict, but will make every effort to be at the Georgetown viewing Thursday.

5 comments:

Semira said...

My grandma is old. Does not speak English. I told her about your blog. She has a message for you. I will translate.

"Dear son. God bless you and your work. You are good man. Peace be upon you and your family. I lost a son and daughter in Srebrenica. Thank you for remembering them. Nasiha."

Dragi sine. Dragi te Allah blagoslovio i tebe i tvoj rad. Neka ti Bog podari sve najbolje. Ja sam izgubila sina i kcerku u Srebrenici. Hvala ti sto se sjecas zrtava. Nasiha

Sarah Franco said...

Semira, that's very kind of your grandmother, it's really moving.

Owen said...

Nasiha, please make sure you tell your grandmother that there are people still campaigning for truth and justice for the survivors of Srebrenica. We know how important that is for her, and it's important for the rest of us also.

Kirk Johnson said...

Semira, thank you so much for passing along that heartfelt and touching message from your grandmother. Please let her know that I truly appreciate it, and (as Owen already said) please let her know that there are many people still fighting the good fight for truth and justice.

Owen said...

Sorry Semira, I managed to muddle your name and your grandmother's.