Documentary | Short | 12 min 10 sec

Emir Kamenica and his family were among the hundreds of thousands of refugees that fled Bosnia amid armed turmoil more than 20 years ago. Now living in Chicago, Emir revisits his memories, recounting the outbreak of the war and its profound effects on his family’s life.

About the Author

Carlos Cova

As a filmmaker, Carlos has concentrated on producing short fiction and documentary films, such as 2 Min: Confesiones de un Ególatra (Venezuela, 2010), Bluff (Venezuela, 2008) and Ride Fast Now (USA, 2015); as well as the webseries Guaguanpop Venezuela (2012). He has also worked extensively as an Editor, Assistant Editor, DIT and Post Production Supervisor for over 6 years, most recently in the film From Afar (Venezuela, 2015), winner of the Golden Lion at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. Currently, he is an MFA in Documentary Media candidate at Northwestern University.



Carlos Cova


Sofhia Doreste | Carlos Cova | Alan Leal


Carlos Cova | Jessica Ynez Simmons

Sound Mixing

Stephen Ptacek

Primary Cast

Emir Kamenica

Monday, February 20, 2017

Guyon Auditorium


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Soundstage Room 1116 (SIUC Mass Communications Building)


Chicago International Film Festival | Chicago | United States | October 18, 2016 | US Premiere