Personal Images: Personal Semiotics of War

Personal Images: Personal Semiotics of War

Maša Hilcisin Dervišević

Short film

Personal Images: Personal Semiotics of War presents a selection of the articles, diaries, letters and photographs that director Masa Hilcisin Dervišević collected during the war in Bosnia from 1992 to 1995. Covering different periods, the diaries include themes such as hiding in basements, falling in love, separation and yearning to escape. In an intimate talk with her mother and sister, the director also discusses the decision to remain in Bosnia during the war – and the dilemma it entailed.

In cooperation with medica mondiale


Masa Hilcisin Dervišević

Cinematography / Editing / Sound

Cazim Dervišević


Maja Petrovna


raddox studio s.r.o.

Maša Hilcisin Dervišević

Maša Hilcisin Dervišević is a documentary film maker from Bosnia currently living in Prague. Her films, which emphasize social issues and aspects of human rights, have been screened at film festivals around the world. Her film Queer Sarajevo Festival was screened at the IFFF Dortmund+Köln.

Films by Maša Hilcisin Dervišević
A 2012 | Home 2012 | Queer Sarajevo Festival 2008 | Not If You Can But You Must 2006 | Vijecnica 1999