The Museum of Forgotten Triumphs
Sea to Sky | Future//Present |
The Bosnian War took many lives and forced half of the population to search for a new place to call home, breaking apart numerous families in the process. As a child, Bojan Bodružić was evacuated from Sarajevo in 1992 and emigrated to British Columbia where he went on to become a filmmaker. It wasn’t until 2000 that he returned and began filming his grandparents, recording their incredible life stories over the course of the following 15 years. Charming and spirited, the elderly couple eagerly share their experiences with their grandson, too long removed from their life, and his camera, even insisting he finish the film as they fall ill in their twilight years. The Museum of Forgotten Triumphs movingly bridges the gap between generations divided on either side of a traumatizing history. A first-hand account of the collapse of the former Yugoslavia and its consequences as well as a family portrait full of impressions of a country forever changed, Bodružić’s (Immigrant) film collates an invaluable collection of memories—both personal and historical—into a deeply affecting work.
— Adam Cook