Lights! Camera! Action! Bosnia recently hit the Eurovision headlines for BHRT’s debts and what this could mean for the country’s participation in future contests (read about it here). But now we have some much more positive news! According to our friends over at Eurovisionary, the story of Bosnia’s first Eurovision outing could soon be made into a movie, tentatively titled “Sarajevo Calling” – exciting or what!
Some of you might be asking “But why Bosnia? What makes this story so special?!” Well, for those of you who don’t already know, here’s the synopsis!
Bosnia and Herzegovina debuted at Eurovision in 1993, at the height of the Yugoslav Wars. Fazla won the first ever Bosnian selection with”Sva Bol Svijeta” (All the Pain of the World), a song dealing with the devastation caused across the country by the war. The Bosnian delegation then had to flee war-torn Sarajevo under gunfire, during which their conductor was trapped and left behind as the others made it Millstreet in Ireland. Against seemingly impossible odds, it’s little wonder that when contact was made with Sarajevo during the voting that night that the hall erupted in applause – check it out at the beginning of this video!
No details have been released yet about casting or a release date. But I think you’ll agree, it’s an incredible story and one that more people should hear about! It demonstrates how even in the darkest times, music can be a force to unite us.
What do you think? Will you go and see “Sarajevo Calling”? What other stories from Eurovision do you think would make good movies?
Let us know what you think!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: EuroVisionary (see here)