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(02-06-2004) MISS SARAJEVO Now on DVD - Bill Carter.cc *


Directed by Bill Carter.

33 minutes; 1995 Executive Produced by Bono.


Miss Sarajevo, the documentary.
Director's commentary.
Never before seen interview with Bono*
First satellite link-up between Sarajevo and U2's Zooropa tour. Filmed in Bologna, Italy.
Miss Sarajevo is a surreal and startling portrait of Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia, during the height of the cityís siege. Winner of the International Monitor Award, Golden Hugo, and the Maverick Director Award (Newport Beach Film Festival). Instead of following the scenes of carnage that the main media so often squeezes into thirty second dramatic sound bites, Carterís camera follows the alternative scene of artists, young people and the people determined to live as normal a life as they could under the most difficult and dangerous conditions.

*U2ís singer Bono serves as executive producer and U2, along with Luciano Pavorotti, sing the theme song, Miss Sarajevo. Carter and Bono met in Italy at a U2 concert during the war when Carter managed to interview Bono for Sarajevo television. They went on to do the well documented Satellite connections on the European leg of the Zooropa tour.


and the book "Fools Rush In"

"Danteīs Inferno for the MTV generation. What a guide Bill Carter turns out to be to the hell of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. Oddly and inspiringly he finds some heaven there" - BONO.

From the back cover of the book

Some trips are chosen, others choose you. When tragedy strikes Bill Carter's life he finds himself drawn to a war zone. Sharing his extraordinary journey into a modern heart of darkness, the besieged city of Sarajevo, we meet a man rebuilding the ruins of his former self in the most unlikely of places.
Carter joins a maverick aid organization, 'The Serious Road Trip', and dodges snipers and shells to deliver food and supplies to those the UN and the NGOs can't reach. He makes friends with the artistic community of Sarajevo and fights alongside them for survival in a place where food and water are scarce, where you meet death every day, but crucially where life, love and laughter ring out all the same. The sorrow, determination and humour of a select group of people living in the worst of times will lend him the key to his own recovery.

In his quest to share the inspirational message of this community Carter takes his journey one surreal step further and enlists the help of major rock band U2, who will enable him to broadcast the plight of the Sarajevans to the rest of the world. The ensuing events will go no small way to influencing the course of the war and Western awareness of it.

Fools Rush In takes us on an emotional rollercoaster ride from Alaska to Dublin to Los Angeles to Sarajevo and back again while Carter seeks answers to questions he didn't even know he had. Compelling, humorous, hopeful and at times almost beyond belief, it is nonetheless all true.


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