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12th March 2018

scream for me sarajevo

Sarajevo in 1994 was a city under siege. Mortars and grenades rained down on the city, killing indiscriminately every day. Amongst the madness, would it be possible to persuade a global rock star to come and play a show for local fans?

'Scream For Me Sarajevo' is the amazing and astonishing story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks in 1994, in the midst of the Siege of Sarajevo. This is a film about extraordinary people defying the horrors of war, and the musicians who risked their lives to play a show for them.

Featuring footage from the historic gig, the film also meets those that made it to the show and made the show happen, determined to keep living their lives despite the atrocities going on around them. Interviews with the band, crew and security bring home the reality of the situation that was not only dangerous, but barbaric.

'Scream For Me Sarajevo' will be screened in selected UK cinemas on 17th April 2018. You can see the list of cinemas and snap up your tickets right here.

There will also be a special London screening on 11th April at Vue Cinema in the West End and Bruce himself will be doing a live Q&A on the night.

scream for me sarajevo

Bruce said in his recent best-selling autobiography, 'What Does This Button Do'?

"We weren't protected, there was no plan and the bullets were real, but fuck it, we went anyway. The gig was immense, intense and probably the biggest show in the world at that moment for the audience and for us. That the world didn't really know didn't matter. It changed the way I viewed life, death and other human beings."

As well as the striking documentary, there will be an exclusive Q&A with Bruce Dickinson from London that will accompany the film in cinemas globally.

Here's the trailer for 'Scream For Me Sarajevo'.

'Scream For Me Sarajevo' is based on the MetalTalk writings of Chris Dale and has already won awards at Film Festivals around the world before it's general release, including three awards at the Sarajevo Film Festival last year (Human Rights Award, Audience Award and Best Documentary Award).

You can read Chris Dale's enthralling account of events in Scream For Me Sarajevo Pt 1 right here, Scream For Me Sarajevo Pt 2 here and Scream For Me Sarajevo Pt 3 here.


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