Cheers to Sarajevo

A play from South Africa
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 7:30 pm
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Academic Hall
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Agatha Schwartz
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Central and Eastern European Studies Research Group; Studies in Migration Research Group

Ottawa premiere of Cheers to Sarajevo (dir. Ashleigh Harvey, Johannesburg), followed by a Q&A period.

At the dawn of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the early 1990s, a South African photo journalist records a soon-to-be-taboo love affair between a Bosnian Serb man and a Bosnian Muslim woman. What begins as a story of love and friendship becomes a complicated tale of patriotism, conflict of allegiance, and rape used as a weapon of war. However, the play also demonstrates the strength people muster to resist hatred.