Kentucky Folklife Program to Co-Host Remembering Srebrenica Symposium

This Saturday July 10th Bowling Green’s Bosnian Community, along with WKU partners the Kentucky Folklife Program, Kentucky Museum, and Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, will again be hosting the Remembering Srebrenica Symposium at the Auditorium at Jody Richards Hall/MMTH 166.  Parking will be available at the Mimosa Lot, adjacent to Gary Ransdell Hall across Normal Street or in the Minton Lot next to Jody Richards Hall.

The night will begin at 5:00 pm with a sampling of Bosnian foods, such as lepina, cevepe, ajvar, and kajmak.  At 6:00 pm the program will begin with a welcome by Brent Björkman, Director of the Kentucky Folklife Program, followed by a short historical presentation by members of the Bosnian community. At 6:30 pm we will begin the featured 2021 Oscar-nominated film, Quo Vadis, Aida?, a film set in Bosnia in July of 1995. The film follows Aida, a translator for the UN, in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret. What is at the horizon for her family and people-rescue or death? Which move should she take? View the full trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kn4TOJwR2w  

Please join us as we again join to commemorate the events that took place at Srebrenica and honor the memory of those loved ones lost by our Bosnian neighbors.

Still image from “Quo Vadis, Aida?”
Still image from “Quo Vadis, Aida?”

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