Jennifer Prediger, FILM FORWARD Field Producer
“Cinema is magic because it transforms people and moves us forward,” said the writer/director of ‘Grbavica’, Jasmila Zbanic.Coming from Bosnia, Zbanic brought magic with her on FILM FORWARD’s trip to Puerto Rico in the form of her subtle and deep film about the often unspoken, psychological effects of war through the story of a mother and daughter.
She talks about her experience screening ‘Grbavica’ and engaging with audiences in San Juan and beyond in this exclusive video:
Her appreciation of the “deep and meaningful way” she was able to connect with people through this film in Puerto Rico is reflected back by the audiences who participated.
For more insights and reflections on Jasmila’s Film Forward Puerto Rico experience please read her FILM FORWARD blog post.