SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO
OUT JUNE 29TH
FILM RELEASED ON DVD, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL VIA EAGLE VISION
MUSIC FROM THE FILM RELEASED ON CD, DOUBLE VINYL & DIGITAL VIA BMG
Scream for Me Sarajevo is the astonishing story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks in 1994. Risking their lives, they were smuggled into the besieged city to play a concert for its citizens amidst the chaos of war.
Sarajevo in 1994 was a city under siege. Mortars and grenades rained down on the city, killing indiscriminately every day. Amongst the madness, would it be possible to persuade a global rock star to come and play a show for local fans?
This is a film about extraordinary people defying the horrors of war, and the musicians who risked their lives to play a show for them.
Featuring footage from the historic gig, the film also meets those that made it to the show and made the show happen; determined to keep living their lives despite the atrocities going on around them. Interviews with the band, crew, and security bring home the reality of the situation that was not only dangerous, it was barbaric.
“We weren’t protected, there was no plan and the bullets were real, but fuck it, we went anyway” said Bruce in his recent best-selling autobiography What Does This Button Do?, “The gig was immense, intense and probably the biggest show in the world at that moment for the audience and for us. That the world didn’t really know didn’t matter. It changed the way I viewed life, death, and other human beings”.
This must-see documentary includes footage of the gig and the war itself, as well as recent interviews with Bruce and his bandmates. The documentary also follows Bruce making an emotional return to Sarajevo, “War turns the world on its head, but this is an optimistic message”. Speaking of his experience Bruce said, “It changed the way I viewed life, death, and other human beings”
This is so much more than a concert film, it’s a measure of a moment in time – a historical piece also. If it doesn’t cause you to get emotional on at least several occasions then I guess that you just are not a decent human being. Viewing it makes me now wish that I had actually attended the official press release of this to actually listen to some of the participants and creators of this outline those personal experiences first hand.
“Scream For Me Sarajevo touched on something far beyond the confines of a mere music documentary” – Nick Ruskell, Kerrang!
“The most heart-rending and emotional film I’ve seen in years…a true tale of triumph over tragedy!” – Paul Anthony, Planet Rock
“An extraordinary, deeply moving film that nails the unique but indescribable power of music to give people hope, resilience, and joy, even in the most hideous circumstances. Plus, of course, the soundtrack is killer!” – Dom Lawson, Metal Hammer UK
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