March 17 at 5:30 p.m.
University YMCA | Latzer Hall

Belvedere
A film by Ahmed Imamović
Bosnian, with subtitles in English
Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2010 (90 minutes)

Synopsis
Ruveyda is like most residents of the Belvedere refugee camp: a widow yearning to forget the tragedy of war, fifteen years after the ethnic cleansing of Bosnia and Herzegovina. But unlike those around her, she spends most of her days in a bittersweet routine of caring for her extended family, and searching for the remains of her husband and son-both of which offer a precarious hope that is one day tested when her nephew is selected to participate in a reality show in a former enemy enclave. An emotionally rich portrait of war’s troubled aftermath, director Ahmed Imamović’s film paints an uncommon image of patience, faith, love, and above all, forgiveness.

About the Director
Ahmed Imamović was born in Sarajevo in 1971. He majored in Directing at Sarajevo’s Academy of Performing Arts, and has worked as cameraman, assistant director and screenwriter for documentaries and commercials. His first feature film, Go West, won the Audience Award for Best Film at the 2006 Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival in New York. Belvedere is his second feature film.

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The Global Lens film series is sponsored by the Global Film Initiative. Global Lens is an annual touring series of new and award-winning independent world cinema – selections from festivals such as Rotterdam, Berlin, Pusan, etc. – with which we hope to promote cross-cultural education and understanding. This year’s lineup features 10 critically acclaimed films – from Indonesia and Iran to Kazakhstan and Brazil – and includes Macedonia’s official submission to the Academy Awards, I Am From Titov Veles. For more information, visit http://www.globalfilm.org.
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The Global Lens 2010 is organized by the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois and the University YMCA. Additional Co-sponsors: Center for African Studies; European Union Center; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; and the Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois; and by Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois.

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