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Ailís Ní Ríain: Sklonište

Award-winning composer Ailís Ní Ríain’s commemoration of the end of the siege of Sarajevo, combining music and video, and featuring the acclaimed accordion player Dermot Dunne. The piece uses archive footage, storytelling, the images of Sarajevo-based photographer Jim Marshall and texts by Bosnian writer Semezdin Mehmedinović.

“The stories that accompany the photographs, provided by citizens of the city, are a means of conveying the survival, humanity, humour, warmth and kindness of Sarajevo’s citizens during the siege. They describe an atmosphere in which the remarkable became routine, and the extraordinary became the norm, and capture the surreal horror, desperation, brutality and madness of a modern city under siege.”

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