Join us on Sunday November 21st – the 26th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords which ended the Bosnian war – as genocide survivors from Rwanda and Bosnia take part in a live discussion about ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’. Set during the fall of Srebrenica, this 2021 film tells the story of a translator for UN peacekeepers who is trying to save her family from genocide. The panel will consider questions emerging from it around the failure of the international community, genocide denial, and ways in which representations of genocide inform collective memory.
At a moment when developments in Bosnia suggest the Dayton Peace Accords could be on the brink of unravelling, this promises to be an illuminating, thought-provoking and timely conversation.
Who you’ll hear from:
The panel will feature survivors at the forefront of remembrance and education in Bosnia and Rwanda today – and you will have opportunity to put questions to them throughout the discussion.
Formerly Senior Advisor for the Victims & Witnesses of Genocide Association and Genocide Film Library in Sarajevo, discussion moderator Elmina Kulašić holds MAs in Public Policy and Human Rights & Democracy. Widely published, she uses her experience as a concentration camp survivor to educate on dangers of intolerance.
Dr Emir Suljagić survived the Srebrenica genocide as a UN interpreter. Serving as Minister of Education for the Sarajevo Canton (2011-12) and Deputy Minister of Defence (2015), he is a strong advocate for Srebrenica survivors. His memoir Postcards from the Grave has been published in nine languages.
A survivor of the Genocide against the Tutsi, Freddy Mutanguha helped found AERG and headed IBUKA, both national survivor associations in Rwanda. Joining the Aegis Trust during construction of the Kigali Genocide Memorial, he led development of peace education in Rwanda, now incorporated into its national schools curriculum.
Registration is free of charge, but places are limited – so click here to secure your seat now:
Where to watch ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’
To get the most from the event on November 21st, we recommend watching the feature film ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ in advance. Available on the usual online streaming platforms in many territories, the following link provides a full list of all streaming options around the World: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/quo-vadis-aida
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