“This study in chaos and calculation not only makes for harrowingly compelling viewing, but it also exposes the apathy of an international community that simply turned the other way.” - David Parkinson, Empire Magazine

“A razor-sharp incrimination of failed foreign policies from around the world.” - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

April 4 at 6pm | Aida (Jasna Đuričić), a U.N. translator, hopes to protect her husband and sons during what would become the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, one of the worst atrocities in the Bosnian War following the post-Soviet breakup of Yugoslavia. Winner of the European Film Award for Best Film among many others, QUO VADIS, AIDA? is the series’ lone shift into straightforward realism in its harrowing depiction of not only the events themselves, but the myriad details that defined how different individuals experienced this real-time situation. This includes detailed aspects like the minute degree of privilege that Aida and her family had in the U.N. “safety zone”—one that was as fragile as it sounds. Insofar as film aligns us with time’s passing, at its most tense moments, QUO VADIS, AIDA? is pure cinema.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Best International Feature Film, Academy Awards
Winner - Best International Film, Film Independent Spirit Awards
Nominee - Gold Lion, Best Film, Venice Film Festival

Gore Capitalism Lecture SeriesProfessor Daniel R. Quiles presents Gore Capitalism, a lecture series centered on the everyday “horror” we are living through and how the individual gets caught in uneven wars between classes, races, genders, sexual orientations, healthy and sick, states and citizens. Presented in collaboration with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Art History, Theory and Criticism, and Film, Video, New Media, and Animation departments. View full series here

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