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.
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
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.)Download the Discussion Guide
Includes background on the war in the Balkans, discussion questions, what you can do, and other resources.