SHAFAQNA – Subject of documentary Alen Muhic says the film gave him the courage to confront his pastThe film ‘An Invisible Child’s Trap’ is making waves in Bosnia.It tells the story of Alen Muhic, the son of a Muslim Bosniak woman and a Bosnian Serb soldier who repeatedly raped her during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.‘An Invisible Child’s Trap’ is the follow up to a 2005 film on the same subject. The director of both pictures says the latest movie carries an important message.
Semsuding Gegic, director: “We decided to make this film with this universal theme in order to show to the world what this young man says in his simple language – I am who I am. I have my identity, I am with you and I am same as you are, equal to you, and in some things I am ahead of you.”
The new documentary shows that when Muhic requests to meet his father, his father fails to turn up and continues to avoid any contact. Muhic’s mother lives abroad with a new family and also refuses to meet him. Muhic says he would not have had the courage to search for his parents were it not for the film cameras that followed him.
Alen Muhic, Bosnian man conceived from rape during 1992-95 war: “I feel really at peace now as I have found the answers. I am glad I made this second movie, and I have stopped the provocations by shutting the mouths of many people. I am a normal person, like anyone else, but I have had a different past than others.”
Muhic was abandoned by his mother and only learned he was adopted when he was 10 – a shock that triggered a lasting identity crisis. He says the release of the new film has brougt with it an outpouring of support from well-wishers, including women who were raped, parents who adopted children with the same background as him, and from children in orphanages, expressing their thanks for his advice.
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