Vinko Totic has been hosting movie showings and discussions in Ottawa and Gatineau for a number of years.  After taking a program in documentary film-making at Algonquin College, he has produced a beautiful movie about nature, civil war and choosing life.  The movie, which is 7 minutes and 7 seconds long has been short-listed in Radio Canada’s Roots Contest. Congratulations Vinko!  It is a beautiful and moving short film.

Vinko writes:  “This is a story about a personal experience in my village of Janjac, in Bosnia.  After the last civil war, I had an opportunity to contemplate the duality of life and death through the illusionary window of an abandoned, and largely destroyed house. That house once belonged to my great uncle and I remember it full of life and excitement. Being in that spot at that time, I consciously chose life over death by looking into the magic of sunlight, the beauty of nature and the village, as well as the simplicity of people’s life.”

You can watch Vinko’s movie until the end of April 2010 at: The Window on Roots.

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