The Stone Speakers
The Stone Speakers is a documentary that examines the intersection between tourism and ideology in four Bosnian and Herzegovinian post-war towns.
Present-day Bosnia-Herzegovina is a country still reeling from the civil war in the early 90s. The Bosnian economy never recovered, and the country remains divided. In order to cope, many towns have transformed themselves into unique tourist destinations that bring together history, religion, politics and folklore. The tourist sites promoted are not only a reflection of people’s attempts to make a livelihood but are also a means to promote and establish competing narratives about the country’s past, present and future.
Directed by: Igor Drljaca
Cast: Emina Busulađić, Jasmin Imamović, Friar Mario Knezović, Semir Osmanagić
The Stone Speakers had its world premiere at TIFF.