Ash Wednesday

Synopsis: Monday 4th April 1992

Bosnia declares independence. The United Nations accept Bosnia as a new nation. As Bosnia celebrate, Serbian forces begin invading towns and villages across the border, leaving trails of destruction.

Wednesday 6th April 1992

Two United Nations aid workers, Marie O’Mally, a veteran of the system, and David Thorpe, a newcomer to the UN, travel across Bosnia hoping to help spread peace in the conflict. That is until they stumble upon a Serbian checkpoint, where chaos ensues with guns being fired. The Serbian rebels are led by Commander Ratko and the terrifying General Zoran, hellbent on making Bosnia part of their Serbian nation.

INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE Released: July 2009 Runtime: 12 mins
Genre: War Drama Language: English/Bosnian/Serbian Production Co: Avant Garde Films
Director: Jesse Rowe Producer: Jordan Barrett, Jared Colao Writer: Jesse Rowe
Cinematographer: Jordan Barrett Composer: Adam Morris 1st Assistant Director: Jared Colao
Cast: Michael Dylan, Siobhan Daly, Hannes Flaschberger and Robert Vernon
Official Selections: Twin Rivers Media Festival 2009, ARC Shorts 2009, Secret City Film Festival 2009, TAKES Short Film Festival (London) 2009, Carrboro Film Festival 2009, Choice CUts 2011, TAKES Short Film Festival (New Zealand) 2011

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