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Scream For Me Sarajevo

How Bruce Dickinson had a gig in the besieged Sarajevo?

Exciting, dramatic and emotional, multi-awarded Bosnian film Scream For Me Sarajevo by Tarik Hodzic


The first time Iron Maiden’s frontman Bruce Dickinson was in Sarajevo, the city was cut off from the world, its citizens brutally terrorized by sharp shooters, bombing and starvation. Right in the middle of a raging war, Bruce and his then solo band drove through the front-lines and gave a legendary concert in the Bosnian Culture Centre on December 14, 1994. After 963 days, or 23.566 hours, or simply 1.415.520 minutes of the siege of Bosnian capital, the British singer entered the stage and shouted ‘Scream for me Sarajevo’. What this gig meant to the audience and the band itself is told in this award winning film; one of the most valuable documentaries about the Sarajevo siege ever made.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Sarajevo Film Festival, 2016 – Special Jury Award, Human Rights Award, Audience Award for Best Documentary (scoring 4.98/5, the highest score ever awarded in the Film Festival’s twenty-one year history) | Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden 2017 | LET’S CEE Film Festival, Vienna 2017 | Vilnius Film Festival, Lithuania 2017 | Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey 2017

Director’s statement

[Scream for me Sarajevo] is a film and its action is set during the war in besieged Sarajevo from 1992 to 1995. However, this is not a war-themed film, this is a film about people during the war, heroism, music, and hope. All these people and the film’s themes are connected by a man’s concert, one who out of all the “safe” locations on the planet, decided to take risks and spend a night with them in besieged Sarajevo. His name is Bruce Dickinson… Our story shows how music and art manage to conquer war.