Much Ado in Mostar (2010)
1h 25min · Documentary, Drama, History · 1 January 2010
The war torn city of Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina is divided ethnically and religiously right down the middle. Muslims live on the east side, Catholics on the west side. At a glance, Mostar is a vibrant modern and historical town full of vibrant cafes, ringed by Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman architecture. The U.S. lead, Dayton Peace Accord, brought peace to Bosnia in 1995, but is no longer a suitable framework for their government. The residents in the city of Mostar are fearful of another war like the one that pitted neighbor against neighbor in the 90's. Led by a Dartmouth College professor, a mix of kids from both sides of the city, put their differences aside and come together to perform Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The film follows them from 5 weeks of rehearsal to a tour of the production with performances in Croatia, Montenegro, Republika Srpska and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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