THE FLOWERS OF SREBRENICA
"The low pay.
The ‘ancient ethnic hatreds.’
The conflict that no-one can solve.
'There are no good guys and no bad guys', they say
A throwback into medieval savagery witnessed on cameras"
A stage adaptation of the poetic novel "The Flowers of Srebrenica" by Aidan Hehir.
An Irishman’s road trip from Sarajevo to the Srebrenica genocide memorial centre in the company of a taciturn Bosnian provides a reflection on human connections, civilisation's fragility, the West's perspective on distant conflicts and our implicit responsibilities.
Afia Abusham, Stasha Dukic, Yasmeen Ghrawi, Mariam Koloyan, Cillian O Donnchadha, Edin Suljic
Isabelle Van Braeckel
With the kind support and collaboration of:
Sarajevo War Theatre
New Diorama Theatre
“Very funny but also so moving. Migrants deserve better. At times it made me ashamed of being British”
“What a feel good show! It’s such a joy to see people so different in age, language and background getting together and create something so special”
“Loved the concept. Alice in Wonderland is the perfect metaphor. Brilliant show, brilliant project.”
The show maintains the book’s main narrative but adds a broader frame, using the image of Srebrenica’s flower makers - portrayed by a chorus of women from conflict-torn regions - to connect the genocide to recent conflicts, play with different theatrical practices and give a message of resilience.
The book's strong visual element will be reflected in the show via animations, projection mapping and moments of physical theatre.
We are currently raising funds for a period of R&D. If you would like to donate towards The Flowers of Srebrenica please visit our Donation page.