After winning the Bari International Film Festival and participating to several Italian important festivals and events devoted to documentaries, The Bosnian Identity is about to have its international festival premiere, which will be announced very soon.
In the meantime, it has been released in DVD for the Italian territory and will be available, starting from October 18th, directly on the film official website.
Sales price is 9,90 €, plus shipping expences.
The Bosnian Identity:
A journey into the memory of Bosnia. A dream, an interior image of a lost generation, traces of an imperceptible line between what happened and what could be. Everyday stories of Muslim families, otherwise marked by the war. A continuous voyage of self-awareness amidst the horror of the Srebrenica genocide and the memory of an ethnic cleansing that goes beyond time. A nation still locked among dreams of release and pressure towards nationalism, in a transition still present between past and future. Where suffering, hope and black humour outline a common Bosnian identity born, or perhaps only survived, from the ashes of the former Yugoslavia.
Born in 1985, Matteo Bastianelli is a free-lance photographer, filmmaker and journalist based in Rome. In 2007 he started working on long-term documentary projects, focusing mainly on social issues and post war consequences in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated at the “Scuola Romana di Fotografia”, 2009. His pictures have been published in a number of italian and international newspapers, magazines and websites. He has received awards for his work, including Canon Young Photographers Award, PDN Photo Annual, Emerging Photographer Grant (finalist), honorable mention at The Best of Photojournalism. His personal projects have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Italy, France, Estonia, The Netherlands and the USA. The Bosnian Identity is his first documentary film.