Mila Seeking Senida

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  • HR, BA, RS, SI
  • 2010
  • 83'
  • video
  • color
  • Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian
  • Orig. Title: Mila traži Senidu

Senida is a Bosnian Muslim girl who went missing in May of 1992 when Serbian troops entered her native village of Caparde in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1993 she was adopted by a Serbian family from Belgrade who renamed her Mila. When she reaches her teens Senida/Mila decides to search for her birth family. DNA  tests confirm that Mila is the lost daughter of Muhamed and Senada Bećirović. The search is full of twists and turns and blind alleys, like a labyrinth, with frequent realisations that too many lies have been told to Mila about the fate of her loved ones. As time goes on, the quest for truth becomes increasingly stressful and exhausting for her.
Mila Seeking Senida is a film about the search for one’s own identity. Even though she gives the impression of strength way beyond her years, the inquisitive brown eyes of Mila must ask, whenever she looks at herself in a mirror: ‘who am I really, where do I come from, what are my roots’?

Director
Robert Tomić Zuber
Screenplay
Robert Tomić Zuber, Srdan Golubović
Cinematography
Mario Krce
Producer
Damir Terešak
Production
MaXima fillm
Co-production
Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT), Propeler film, Pro.ba (BA), Baš Čelik (RS), Vertigo / E-motion film (SI)

Robert Tomić Zuber (1976) is an award-winning journalist with 14 years of professional experience in the press, radio and TV. For the past five years he has worked for Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT), mainly covering social and humanitarian issues. His autobiographical documentary Accidental Son (2007) has been shown at numerous international film festivals.

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