The Resource As If I Am Not There

As If I Am Not There

Label
As If I Am Not There
Title
As If I Am Not There
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A story of a young school teacher from Sarajevo, Samira, whose life is shattered the day a Serbian soldier walks into her apartment and orders her to pack her things. Shortly after the onset of the Bosnian War, her village is invaded by the Serbian army: the men are executed, and the women are rounded up and cast into servitude. Imprisoned in a warehouse in a remote region of Bosnia with the other women from the village, Samira quickly learns the rules of camp life: do not think of life on the outside? do not think about the past or the future? do not worry about other people? do no stand out? keep your mind occupied? and above all? do not believe the rumors you hear...The day she is picked out to "entertain"the soldiers, the real nightmare begins. In a cruel and barbaric environment run by an army without a moral compass, Samira?s beauty is her curse. With nothing left and facing the constant threat of death, she struggles against the hatred she sees all around her. In a final act of courage, she decides to make one last stand: to defy her captors by putting on makeup and letting her beauty shine, "not for them"she explains, "but for me”. This simple act saves her life when a kind-hearted Serbian army officer takes an interest in her, and her situation gradually starts to improve. The Captain, as he comes to be known, shields Samira from his soldiers and serves as a symbol of refuge; a ray of light in a dark world...She soon realizes that surviving means more than staying alive, and finds the strength to endure violent displacement, sexual assault, and the hatred around her. Although difficult to watch, As If I Am Not There is a harrowing war story in which new director Juanita Wilson ensures that the film speaks intelligently and powerfully about war-time behavior and the plight of women in a manner that encompasses much more than any single individual. This film is especially impressive given the fact that the role of director and lead actress are filled by individuals to whose feature film debuts are this picture
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Corinth Films in 2010
Language note
In English
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  • Corinth Films (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
110
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  • Foreign language films
  • Foreign language films
Technique
live action
Label
As If I Am Not There
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (111 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1328983
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)985056085
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1328983
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
As If I Am Not There
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (111 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1328983
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)985056085
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1328983
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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