Images from the Corner

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2003, Documentary, 37' | Director, Screenplay Jasmila Žbanic | DoP Christine A. Maier, Mustafa Mustafic | Editor Miralem Zubcevic, Igor Camo | Production Deblokada, ZDF

In 1992, Jasmila Žbanić's friend Bilja was severely injured during the shelling of Sarajevo. A French photographer took photos of her as she lay on the road, bleeding, and desperately calling for help. Those pictures made him famous. This film looks at the personal search for Bilja and reconstructs a situation where the latest news is afforded greater value than human life.

"War goes to other places, to other people. Cameras travel along, as do the journalists and they take their pictures. We stay here with ours."
Jasmila Žbanić


JASMILA ZBANIC founded an artists’ association in Sarajevo in 1997 and later a film production company named Deblokada. Grbavica, her debut as feature film director, won the Golden Berlin Bear in 2007. Jasmila Žbanić's feature On the Path and her shorts To & Fro and Birthday can also be seen in the programme section Focus: Around the Balkans at this year's Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival.

Jasmila Zbanic, Jasmila Žbanić, Jasmila Žbanic
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Documentary, Short Film
Focus: Around the Balkans