?My idea was that I wanted to show this film through a female perspective, and I wanted to show (Aida) as somebody who is between two worlds? she’s a UN interpreter, so she works for the UN and knows more than other Bosnians and other people in the camp but, on the other hand, she doesn’t have the same privilege like foreigners, like people who are in the UN,? Zbanic tells TheWrap’s Joe McGovern.
Bosnian-born director Jasmila Zbanic, who survived the 1995 war in Sarajevo, wanted to make a film that exposes the bureaucracy of war from a female lens. Zbanic’s film, “Quo Vadis Aida,” centers on Aida, a translator for the United Nations in the small town of Srebrenica.