U2 Kiss the Future DVD (2024 Documentary)


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Description: Besieged Sarajevans find hope in underground art and music. U2 supports them amid crisis. Culminates in post-war unification concert. This documentary celebrates the underground art and music scene that thrived during the siege of Sarajevo. The biggest band in the world, U2, paid attention and shined a light on the crisis in an effort to support the besieged Sarajevans. The film culminates in a post-war unification concert.

Featuring appearances by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Christiane Amanpour, and former President Bill Clinton, is a story of defiance amidst the siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War that wreaked havoc in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995.

The film focuses on a vibrant underground community that used music and art to effect change and garner global attention by ultimately inspiring American aid worker Bill Carter to ask U2 to help raise awareness about the devastating conflict. During the Bosnian War, Carter met Bono at a U2 show in Verona, Italy, where he managed to interview the singer for Sarajevan television. They went on to collaborate on the legendary satellite link-ups from Sarajevo featured during the European leg of the Zooropa tour, and later on Carter’s documentary ‘Miss Sarajevo’, which Bono executive produced.

The film also follows U2’s promise to perform a post-war concert that eventually led to an iconic performance for more than 45,000 fans in a liberated Sarajevo on September 23, 1997 — a show that lives on as a joyous collective memory.

‘Even in the darkest times, the people of Sarajevo were able to find purpose through playing music, making art and helping others’, director Nenad Cicin-Sain said. ‘They did not just survive, they thrived’. More than 25 years later, Damon says it’s a message germane for times such as these.

‘The powerful message of peace is as relevant and important today as it was in September 1997 when Bill Carter and Sarajevan community leaders brought U2 to post-war Sarajevo’, he said. ‘Artists Equity is proud to bring Nenad’s wonderful, life-affirming film.

Cast: Christiane Amanpour, Bill Clinton, Muhamed Sacirbey (UN Ambassador, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 – 1995), Vesna Andree Zaimovic, Enes Zlatar (Lead Singer, Sikter), Gino Jevdjevic (Lead Singer, Kulture Shock), Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Graeme Bint (Aid Worker, Serious Road Trip), Alma Catal (Resident of Sarajevo), Senad Zaimovic (Producer, War Art TV), Ned O’Hanlon (Head of Production, Zoo TV), Paul McGuinness (Manager, U2 1978 – 2013), Asja Dupanovic (Concert Staff), Howie B. (Music Producer, U2 Pop Tour), Steve Iredale (Production Manager, PopMart), Mirsad Purivatra (Concert Organizer), Nurdzahan Reso (Gazi Husrev-beg Choir),

Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Biden (U.S. Senator, Delaware), The Clash, Slobodan Milosevic(President of Serbia), Ratko Mladic (The ‘Butcher of Bosnia), Larry Mullen Jr., David Owen (David Owen UN Peace Negotiator to Former Yugoslavia 1992) and Luciano Pavarotti

Total Running Time: 1 Hour 50 Minutes


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