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Between Mountains and Wars


Whilst increasing islamophobia and antisemitism plagues Europe, Jewish communities throughout the world often take extra precaution when conducting religious practises and keeping in function places of worship and congress. However, through an intimate portrait Natali Khalili Tari and Qali Nur’s flm explores a different reality; one filled with hope and humanity. Ester Kaveson Debevec, Rifka Albahari Raus & Laura Papo Ostojić, three Sephardic Bosnian women not only lived through the 90’s war but have also survived the Second World War. Non Jewish neighbours and friends helped them survive the second world war as children. Almost half a century later, the three women did their utmost to help their fellow Sarajevans survive the siege regardless of ethnicity or religion. Between Mountains and Wars both serves as a hopeful tale of a community which refuses to be divided as well as a cautionary account of how quickly hateful rhetoric can turn into persecution and war.

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Directors: Natali Khalili Tari, Qali Nur Writers: Qali Nur Producers: Natali Khalili Tari, Qali Nur Key cast: Ester Kaveson Debevec, Rifka Albahari Raus, Laura Papo Ostojić


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Student project: No Completion date: 2021-06-23 Shooting format: 4K PanGH5, DJI 2PRO, HD Canon 6D Aspect ratio: 16:9 Film color: Color First-time filmmaker: Yes

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