Friday, November 15, 2013
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a screening of The Second Meeting (Optimistic Film, Serbia and Film Underdogs Collective, USA). The film director, Zeljko Mirkovic, and one of the main protagonists—former US pilot Dale Zelko—will be present for Q&A after the screening.
In March 1999 during the Balkan conflict, Dale Zelko, US pilot of the ‘invisible’ F117A aircraft, was shot down by Zoltan Dani, missile officer in the Serbian army. That was their first encounter Twelve years later, they are reunited as friends. The Second Meeting is the feature documentary directed by Zeljko Mirkovic that traces the emotional journey of two different people, culturally, socially and geographically apart, who are brought together by a random act of war. It’s a poignant, uplifting story of how the bonds of friendship can be forged on the battlefield.
The Film is supported by Serbian Ministry of Culture, US Embassy Belgrade, German Marshal Fund-Balkan Trust for Democracy, Serbian Film Center
This event is organized by the Njegoš Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture and the East Central European Center.