Our last dinner :(
Well, we have pretty much been just editing all our footage and writing our essays. (At least I have.) What was really frustrating is that our whole interview is in Bosnian and we needed someone to translate it word for word so; a) we know what she is saying and b) we can put accurate subtitles in. Only this afternoon did we get a full transcript of what she was saying. We now have to put in the corresponding b-roll where the interview is.
We also went to Cinema for Peace today. They are a project in which they interview people who survived the genocide in Srebrenica. What is cool is that they are making an archive of it so it can be on file for everyone to look at.
The other random pictures are what I saw today (chronologically). I just love that sad little guy at the end. Well, here I am writing my tumblr post waiting to eat for sehri (before I fast).
Until next time!
Today we went to a bunch or art museums. They all focus on art that has been from artists from Bosnia or the Balkan area. The last one we went to focused on the genocide of Srebrenica. Some of these photos in the gallery were already on display in the commemoration center. We had to pay 5km to get it. I hope that the money goes to some sort of foundation because I feel that that is a steep price to pay for something that I believe should be free for everyone (to spread the message of what happened during the genocide). There were, however, names of all the victims on the wall and we found the names of Hatidza Mehnejovic’s (who is the focus of our documentary) sons.
Cat appreciation post!
Today while trying to find today’s classroom, I ran into some more cat graffiti. During lunch we ran into our friend that we see quite often. Today, though, she really seemed to warm up to me. (And anyone who fed her some food).
Happy Birthday Annie!
We went out to an Italian restaurant and had some great food. We then had some cake and went out to dance some salsa.
Quite the night!
Yesterday we went on a day trip to Mostar. It surprised me how touristy it was. I mean, more people spoke English there than in Sarajevo. They even took euros and dollars instead of km.
Also, stuff was so much more expensive than in all of Bosnia Herzegovina. Twice as much. I am used to paying 1km for a water but there they charged 3. What?! We stopped at one restaurant and all the food was 10km or more. Dang. SO we ordered some overpriced drinks and left.
We did, however, found some great souvenirs (not saying what for those who may receive them ;) ) for half the price that we get them in Sarajevo. It was a great day trip!
I was fasting on Saturday and the rafting place was serving food pretty much all day. Then for iftar, I was apparently the only was fasting so they made me a special meal (since food wasn’t being served at that time).
So at 8:29pm it was iftar and broke it with some water and then I waited for a minute. All of a sudden a woman hurriedly brought me out a cup of homemade lemonade. Then she went back and brought out bread and topi (a cheese type spread). I was good with that. But then more came, soup in one bowl and then fish with potatoes, eggs, and onions. Ohmygoodness. SO much. Man I felt special because they made all this for me but I felt like I wasn’t doing anything that arduous to warrant all this. Great food.