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Film Screening: Between Mountains and Wars


On the 4th of May, we remember those whose lives have been taken by war. To commemorate this, this year we are screening the documentary Between Mountains and Wars made by Senior Fellow Qali Nur and Natali Khalili Tari.

: 21:00 – 23:00
Location: LAB111, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam
Language: English

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About the Documentary
Between Mountains and War tells the story of 3 Sephardi-Bosnian women Ester Kaveson Debevec, Rifka Albahari Raus & Laura Papo Ostojić, who not only lived through the 90’s war in Bosnia but also survived the Holocaust. At the heart of the film is the women’s focal point of the congregation; the Jewish community centre, situated in the only active synagogue in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Once making up 1/5th of the population in Sarajevo, the community now only exists in its hundreds. Ester, Rifka and LaGura’s stories each present hope in times of utter tragedy and horror. Non-Jewish neighbours and friends helped them survive the Second World War as children. Almost half a century later, the three women did their utmost to help their fellow Sarajevans survive the siege of their city regardless of one’s ethnicity or faith.