Didem Pekün receives a Human Rights Award at Sarajevo Film Festival

September 21, 2018

Congratulations to Didem Pekün, core team member of the Visual Studies Platform, on receiving a Human Rights Award at the 2018 Sarajevo Film Festival for her amazing film 'Araf'!

ARAF is an essayistic road movie and a diary of Nayia, a ghostly character who travels between Srebrenica, Sarajevo, and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has been in exile since the war and returns for the 22nd memorial of the Srebrenica genocide. The film is guided by her diary notes of the journey, which merge with the myth of Daedalus and Icarus – Icarus being the name given to the winner of a bridge-diving competition in her home country.