Macedonian Title – KAKO DA ME NEMA
Released - 2010
Director – Juanita Wilson
Producers - James Flynn, Nathalie Lichtenthaeler and Karen Richards
Co Producers – Vladimir Anastasov, Lena Rehnberg, Tomas Eskilsson, Robert Naskov
Production Companies – WIDE EYE FILMS and OCTAGON FILMS PRODUCTION, Ireland; SEKTOR FILM, Macedonia; STELLA NOVA and FILM I VAST AB, Sweeden
Screenplay - Juanita Wilson
Based Upon The Novel By - Slavenka Drakulic; "As If I’m Not There"
Cinematographer - Tim Fleming
Music - Kiril Dzajkovski
Production Designer - Bujar Mucha
Editor - Nathan Nugent
Costume Designer – Zaklina Krstevska
Make-up Artist - Ulrika Sjoo
Sound Designer - Tsvetan Kadyski
Genre - Drama
Format - 35mm
Running time - 109’
Official website - www.asifiamnotthere.ie
Samira - Natasha Petrovic
The Captain - Fedja Stukan
Alisa - Irina Apelgren
Mirsada – Nikolina Kujaca
Halida - Zvezdana Angelovska
Jasmina - Jelena Jovanova
Doctor - Stellan Skarsgard
Samira’s Baby - Andrej Bogoeski
Is a story of a young woman from Sarajevo whose life is shattered the day a young soldier walks into her apartment and tells her to pack her things.
Rounded up with the other women from the village and imprisoned in a warehouse in a remote region of Bosnia, she quickly learns the rules of camp life. The day she is picked out to ‘entertain’ the soldiers, the real nightmare begins.
Stripped of everything she ever had and facing the constant threat of death, she struggles against all the hatred she sees around her. In a final act of courage or madness, she decides to make one last stand: to dare to be herself. And this simple act saves her life.
It’s when she realises that surviving means more than staying alive that she has to make a decision that will change her life forever.
As If I Am Not There is a modern war story that explores love, identity and the connections between us.