Magazine article New Internationalist

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

Magazine article New Internationalist

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

Article excerpt

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

directed and written by Danis Tanovic (74 minutes)

Tanovic's 2001 debut film, No Man's Land, was a comedy about racism, the fatal lunacy of the Bosnian-Serbian war, and the cynicism of European intervention. It got an art-house release and even won an Oscar (Best Foreign Language Film). After following up with other films about the war and its aftermath, his latest, set in Bosnia-Herzegovina, is about racism and the fatal lunacy and cynicism of the post-Communist, post-war state.

Senada and Nazif are a Romany couple. She looks after their two noisy children, cooks and takes care of their modest village house. He gains a meagre income dismantling and cutting up old cars, which he sells as scrap metal. But they get by. Until Senada, who is pregnant, has abdominal pains, needs to go to hospital, and is told that she's carrying a dead child. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.