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What happens when the guns fall silent? An inspirational story of 4 young people struggling to survive a war that ended 19 years ago.
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BETWEEN TWO MOUNTAINS will take you on a cinematic journey through the hopes and dreams of four young people living in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Ante, Ilija, Magdalena and Elvis find themselves living with the ongoing effects of a war that ended before most of them were even born.

We follow them as they grapple with turning 18 - coming to terms with how they were conceived, attempting to rebuild broken relationships and healing mental and physical scars. The film has action-packed scenes, including under water filming, a multi-camera rigged dive from Mostar's famous bridge and the filming of an event that will take us from the Balkans to Scandinavia.

Elvis, Ante, Magdalena and Ilija
Elvis, Ante, Magdalena and Ilija

The film tells four very different stories of trauma and, on occasion, triumph over adversity.

Featuring a unique soundtrack composed by local musicians, the film captures the energetic spirit of Bosnia and Herzegovina and bears witness to the legacy of a brutal conflict.

We have worked on the film for the last 18 months, spending a total of 5 months in Bosnia with filming in Sweden and Croatia. We are 80% of the way to finishing the edit. We need your help to get us past this last milestone.

Sophia & Georgia - Mostar November 2012, Sophia & Georgia - Prijedor April 2013
Sophia & Georgia - Mostar November 2012, Sophia & Georgia - Prijedor April 2013
Georgia - Mostar June 2013, Sophia & Srdjan (translator) - Mostar July 2013
Georgia - Mostar June 2013, Sophia & Srdjan (translator) - Mostar July 2013

Why this film matters

This is the first feature length documentary which shows the long term impact of the Bosnian war. We want to contribute to the discussion about what needs to be done to help rebuild lives when the fighting stops and stop the cycle of destruction that millions of people face around the world.

The profound psychological effects of war can last for generations, impose great strains on the society as a whole and can be the ground on which new enmities grow. When peace eventually comes to countries like Syria and Afghanistan one of the great challenges will be to find ways of addressing these problems, to avoid creating a society, which exists in an almost permanent state of trauma.

Why we need you

We need £25,000 to complete the edit, pay the composers, pay for the final translations, one more 1 week shoot in Bosnia, and to meet the final costs of post production. Become part of our team and help get this film finished.

Nedim & Leo the composers - Sarajevo November 2013, John our editor - London December 2013
Nedim & Leo the composers - Sarajevo November 2013, John our editor - London December 2013

How does this thing work?

It couldn't be easier! All you have to do is sign up for a free KickStarter account, contribute as much money as you like, and claim your reward. Please note that your credit card will NOT be charged unless we reach our initial goal. Remember, If we don’t reach our goal, we will not receive any of the money.

Want to take it a step further? Share the page with anyone that might be interested in this remarkable story, like us on Facebook and invite your friends, or tweet about the Kickstarter and the film!

You can find us online at http://www.betweentwomountains.com/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/betweentwomountains?ref=hl
our Twitter handle is @B2Mountains

Thank you so much for your support, we can't wait to share this film with you!

Risks and challenges

Our initial challenge, 18 months ago, was to raise £5000 for our first shoot of the film. Since then we have traveled to Bosnia 6 times spending a total of 5 months there. We have now raised £60,000 and have achieved this through a mix of crowd funding, grants and personal donations. Having chosen not to pursue the path of a commissioning editor (so that we could retain all creative freedom), we knew we were locking ourselves into a difficult journey.

With dedication and a team of over 18 talented individuals across the globe, we now stand here with a rough cut of the film, just a few months away from having a finished feature length documentary film. We have everything in place to reach our planned goal - all that stands in our way now is to secure the funds to complete this last step.

Our final challenge for this film once it's completed will be to make sure it is seen by as many people as possible. Our strategy for the distribution of this film draws heavily on the experience of other films that our executive producer CHRISTOPHER HIRD has made. His films, such as End of the Line , have had policy changing impacts. With his experience and extensive contacts and name as a leading figure in documentaries for cinema and films that make a difference, we feel confident that our film Between Two Mountains will have the exposure it needs to be seen worldwide. We aim for the film to been screened at international film festivals, cinemas, universities, schools and conferences worldwide.

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