Sarajevo

SOUNDS OF RESILIENCE

Basque artist Maite Arroitajauregi “Mursego” travels to Sarajevo and Gorazde to create a musical piece based on Albinoni’s Adagio, which Vedran Smailović (“the Cellist of Sarajevo”) played whilst sniper fire continued to surround him, to pay tribute to the 22 civilians that were annihilated as they queued for bread. Mursego uncovers the consequences of war and the current situation in Bosnia Herzegovina first-hand through testimonies of the country’s people. Testimonies from female fighters, thinkers, veterans, students and musicians who inspire her with sounds for her concert in Sarajevo. A documentary about the ability to overcome trauma and the power of music.