Scream For Me Sarajevo
Fri May 25: 7.00pm
Sat May 26: 4.15pm, 7.30pm
Sun May 27: 4.15pm, 7.30pm
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Series - Music in Motion
Sarajevo in 1994 was a city under siege. Mortars and grenades rained down on the city, killing indiscriminately every day. Amongst the madness, would it be possible to persuade a global rock star to come and play a show for local fans?
Scream for Me Sarajevo is the astonishing story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Iron Maidens Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks in 1994, in the midst of the Siege of Sarajevo. This is a film about extraordinary people defying the horrors of war, and the musicians who risked their lives to play a show for them.
Featuring footage from the historic gig, the film also meets those that made it to the show and made the show happen; determined to keep living their lives despite the atrocities going on around them. Interview with the band, crew and security bring home the reality of the situation that was not only dangerous; it was barbaric.
We werent protected, there was no plan and the bullets were real, but fuck it, we went anyway, said Bruce in his best-selling autobiography What Does This Button Do?. The gig was immense, intense and probably the biggest show in the world at that moment for the audience and for us. That the world didnt really know didnt matter. It changed the way I viewed life, death and other human beings.
As well as the striking documentary, there will be an exclusive Q&A (approx 45 minutes) with Bruce Dickinson from London that will accompany the film.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122