Finding Family


Journeys / Cyprus Premiere / Documentary

Director: Chris Leslie, Oggi Tomic / UK, Bosnia and Herzegovina / 2013 / 56m / Languages: Bosnian, English / Subtitle: English Selection: 2014 Sindh IFF, Raindance, Chicago F of Bosnian & Herzegovinian F, BHFF, BELDOCS, The F of Tolerance, Cambridge FF 2013 Sarajevo FF, Balkan Florence Express Awards: 2014 (Best Factual, Best New Work) BAFTA Scotland, (Best Doc, Audience) Golden Apple Born with water on the brain, abandoned at birth, Oggi Tomic did not get the best start in life. Twenty seven years on however against the odds and through the kindness of strangers, he is alive and well and happily married in the UK. After a childhood plagued by near starvation, shelling and continuous suffering it seems like everything is finally falling into place until one day he receives a phone call. His long lost family have finally tracked him down. They’re keen to meet up and make up for lost time, all except for his mother, who still won’t even mention his name or acknowledge his existence. Filmed over two months, Finding Family is a powerful and profound first person narrative that captures Oggi’s journey back to Bosnia. Oggi journeys from Cambridge to Sarajevo, from the orphanage where he was abandoned 27 years ago, to the hospital where he made his miraculous recovery, and all the way to his family’s front door.

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Show Timings & Shows Details

Thursday 13th November
Girne Lemar Cineplex
Saturday 8th November
Home For Cooperation (Buffer Zone)
Sunday 9th November
Kaymaklı Lemar Cineplex
Friday 7th November
Mağusa Lemar Cineplex