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ROCK`N`WAR ...or just because it's Friday

Documentary movie "ROCK"N"WAR (...or just because it's Friday)" is a story about phenomenon of rock music scene that emerged during the war in Bosnia, from 1992 until 1995. This movie tells the story about young people and their strength, will and determination to defy violence and complete madness that war brings in general just by playing music and organizing concealed rehearsals and concerts.
While city of Tuzla was under heavy artillery fire and police curfew was starting at 16:00h (4 p.m.), musicians of Tuzla organize themselves and turn basements and shelters into core of new music scene. This scene was growing very fast, a lot of new bands form and music life is moving to bigger locations. Old and abandoned cinema called "Cinema Youth" becomes Club "Magic", gymnasium schoolyard becomes "Atrium rock scene" and every week rock concerts were organized. Hundreds of people attended those events despite fear and danger of artillery grenade bursts.
But mostly this movie tells about cooperation, mutual support, teamwork, understanding and tolerance among people, regardless of political, national, religious background, values that seems like are kind of forgotten nowadays.

  • Damir Pirić
    The Worst in The World, Protest in cariesland
  • Damir Pirić
  • Rusmir Krdžalić
  • Damir Avdić
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ROCK`N`WAR ...ili samo zato što je petak
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Country of Filming:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
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  • Student Project:
  • Rock Opera Praha, Czech Republic
    Czech Republic
    April 19, 2016
  • Dok'N'Ritam Film Festival
    June 24, 2016
    Audience Award for Best Movie
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    July 3, 2016
  • Grossmann Film & Wine Festival
    July 15, 2016
  • Solo Positivo Film Festival
    August 4, 2016
  • Freshwave Fest
    Banja Luka
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    August 5, 2016
  • Sarajevo Film Festival
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    August 16, 2016
Director Biography - Damir Pirić

Born on 04th od July 1976 in Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Graduated at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Tuzla, Department of Production (Film, TV, Radio, Theatre). Bachelor of productions.
Regular associate of cultural institutions and business companies in Bosnia & Herzegovina and the region, and actively involved in all processes of production of films, theater, music concerts, festivals, exhibitions and promotions.
The creator and producer of Balkan Unplugged Acoustic Rock Festival (BUARF).
In addition to directing, editing and production many student short films, several documentaries and one feature film, Damir is a director and producer of more than 30 music videos and numerous Internet, TV and radio advertisements, announcements and jingles.
One of the participants in Tempus project "Development & Implementation of Courses for Theatre Technicians & Stage Managers" (workshops: UK - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Sweden - Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Ars / Serbia - Užice and the University of Novi Sad).
Award Winner for a video installation at the 3rd Bienniale of Miniature Art B&H.
One of the founders and guitarist of the alternative rock band BAD SEASONS. (www.badseasons.com)

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