Almost 20 years ago, the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina came to an end. Children born after the fighting stopped are entering adulthood today, but are still facing violence, abuse and abandonment.

Through the stories of four remarkable young people, filmmakers Sophia Scott and Georgia Scott capture the hopes and dreams of this new generation, forced to live with the ongoing effects of the war. In the Shadow of War is a poignant account of the ongoing consequences of war – of its psychological effects that can last for decades and the great strains it imposes on society as a whole.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Sophia Scott and Georgia Scott.


This film shows us that we still have lessons to learn from the Bosnian conflict. The compelling personal stories in this film tells me that we need to learn these lessons quickly.