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Film Screening - 1395 Days without Red 


1395 Days without Red is a cinematic project by Šejla Kamerić and Anri Sala in collaboration with Ari Benjamin Meyers. Commissioned by the internationally-lauded UK-based organisation Artangel, 1395 Days without Red comprises two separate works made from material developed and filmed together in Sarajevo. 

It had its Middle East premiere on 17th March at the Sharjah Institute of Theatrical Arts and will screen again on Sunday, 25th March at 6pm in the American University of Sharjah. I hope additional dates will be added to screen in Dubai. 


One woman’s journey through a city under siege. Sarajevo, Sniper Alley. The trauma is relived through the stop and start of a journey accompanied by the stop and start of music. The woman hears the music in her head. It gives her the courage to go on…

1395 Days without Red draws on the experience of the siege of Sarajevo between 1992 and 1996 and the trauma of the besieged citizens as they made their way through the city. The title refers to the fact that, during the siege, the Sarajevans were advised not to wear bright colours that might alert the snipers in the hills above to their movements.




Event details:
Date: Sunday, 25th March at 6pm
Venue: Main Building Auditorium, American University of Sharjah (location map)
Free entry.