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Neither Here Nor There

A film by Kerri Yost, Beth Pike, Stephen Hudnell, Elizabeth Federici

58 Minutes

Closed Captioned

Grades 9 - Adult
Item #:NEI-1032

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Neither Here Nor There is a moving portrayal of the struggles of the Selimovic family from Srebrenica, Bosnia, who resettled in Missouri after the worst single act of genocide in Europe since the end of World War II. The film traces the difficulties refugees have starting over in America, and how ties to the past remain an important, unbreakable part of their lives, especially for war refugees.

More than 8,000 men and teenage boys were murdered in Srebrenica in 1995. Many from the small town made the painful decision to seek refugee status in other countries as "ethnic cleansing" continued unabated. Missouri has become home to the largest Bosnian population outside of their homeland. Having survived the mass execution of their family and friends, the Bosnian refugees find themselves struggling to make a new life in America’s heartland.

The past comes back to haunt the family when they learn that DNA testing identified their father in a mass grave. The film follows the Selimovics on their first trip back to their homeland to a mass funeral in Srebrenica and to reunite with other family.

Sometimes a refugee's home is neither here nor there. It's somewhere in-between.

(Note: The film includes harrowing footage from the war, including recently discovered video proving mass executions.)

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Includes background on the war in the Balkans, discussion questions, what you can do, and other resources.
Neither Here Nor There