Sarajevo World Report


SARAJEVO WORLD REPORT is a 9 min fictional news program, reporting on the issues concerning Amsterdam in peacetime in the summer of 1995 (a time of great military activity around Sarajevo), produced in collaboration with the Sarajevo Festival Ensemble. The video is about narrativity and implied point of view in news reporting, and is based on the simple premise of reversing the roles of object and subject of the report: Sarajevans, at that time only ever the object of global media scrutiny, treat the “peace in Amsterdam” as an extraordinary, newsworthy situation, implying that the “normality” of siege and war for the audience is taken for granted.