May 2011

A beautiful and harrowing short film that traverses they physical and psychological impact of war, IN THE NAME OF THE SON examines the legacy of war through the story of two men who survived the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Writer/director Harun Mehmedinovic drew from his own experiences as a child in wartorn Sarajevo to create this riveting thriller that has not only won a score of awards, but also has the distinction of being the only short film to receive an exclusive screening for US Congress.

Following the film, Kenneth Lin’s SAID SAïD examines the unfinished story of two survivors of the Algerian War. Winner of the Princess Grace Award and the prestigious L. Arnold Weissberger Award, SAID SAïD revolves around a Nobel-winning Algerian poet whose long-buried radical past is re-opened by the discovery of a prison cell covered with a dying Berber language that he alone speaks.

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