Sevap / Mitzvah

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SEVAP / MITZVAH

Short Film | Period Drama

Status: In festivals 

In 1941 Nazi-occupied Bosnia a Muslim woman risks her life to save her Jewish friends, only to be saved by them in turn 50 years later.

Inspired by a true story.

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Director/Writer: Sabina Vajrača

Producers: Kerim Mašović, Sabina Vajrača

Executive Producer: Azra Isaković

Co-Producer: Ivo Kaunitz

Director of Photography: Alen Alilović

Production & Costume Designer: Adisa Vatreš Selimović

Asst. Production & Costume Designer: Monika Močević

Props Master: Admir "Guma" Karkelja

Composer: Merima Ključo

Casting: Vanja Nikolić

Editor: Saša Peševski

Script Consultant: Richard Kletter

History Consultant: Eli Tauber

Book Illustrations by: Aurélie Tournois, inspired by

the works of Nesim Tahirović

CAST

Zejneba Hardaga: Helena Vuković

Bahra Hardaga: Sanela Krsmanović-Bistrivoda

Rifka Kabiljo: Magdalena Živaljić Tadić

Mustafa Hardaga: Adnan Hasković

Izet Hardaga: Muhamed Hadžović

Josef Kabiljo: Frano Mašković Mačak

Ivica: Rijad Gvozden

Older Zejneba Hardaga: Emina Minka Muftić

Older Rifka Kabiljo: Jasna Buha

Aida Hardaga: Snežana Vidović

JDC Representative: Reshad Strik

Translator: Amar Selimović

Benjamin Kabiljo: Darijan Mehmedpašić

Tova Kabiljo: Ela Selimović

Young Aida Hardaga: Uma Fijuljanin

Young Zejneba Hardaga: Dalia Kalamujić

Young Rifka Kabiljo: Reina Selimović

Bahra and Izet's Older Son: Aton Ilaj Kurt

Bahra and Izet's Younger Son: Omar Mahmutagić

Woman at the Marketplace: Asja Pavlović

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Additional Funding provided by

Jevrejska opština Sarajevo "La Benevolencija"

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Fiscally Sponsored by the Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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