The Stone Speakers

Kameni Govornici

CanadaBosnia and Herzegovina, 2018, 92 min, Colour

Present-day Bosnia-Herzegovina is a country still reeling from the civil war in the early 90s. The Bosnian economy never recovered, and the country remains divided. In order to cope, many towns have transformed themselves into unique tourist destinations that bring together history, religion, politics and folklore. The tourist sites promoted are not only a reflection of peopleʼs attempts to make a livelihood but are also a means to promote and establish competing narratives about the countryʼs past, present and future. The Stone Speakers explores four towns in Bosnia-Herzegovina through their tourism, slowly unravelling these competing narratives.



Igor Drljača


Igor DrljačaAlbert Shin


Amel Djikoli


Igor Drljača


Aaron Mirkin


Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor Drljača completed his Masterʼs in Film Production at York Universityʼs graduate program in 2011. He is the recipient of the Ontario Art Council's K.M. Hunter artist award for media arts in 2014. His award winning shorts include Woman in Purple (2010), and The Fuse: or How I Burned Simon Bolivar (2011), which have screened at hundreds of festivals, including: South by Southwest, Toronto, Telluride, Tampere, Palm Springs Shortfest, Vancouver and Melbourne. In 2013, The Fuse was nominated as best short documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. His critically acclaimed debut feature Krivina (2012) premiered at TIFF and had its international premiere at Rotterdam. He co-produced Albert Shinʼs In Her Place (2014), which received 7 CSA nominations, including best picture.


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