CROATIAN FILM INSTITUTE

SUNNY

# 187, 578         44 minute           2014    

The Republic of Croatia, when it declared its independence in 1991, was immediately attacked by the Serbian and Montenegran army and Chetniks (Serbian terrorist organization "Black hand"). The aggressors carried out vicious crimes deliberately targeting the civilian population.


Sunny was just eight months old when she was trapped with her mother in the occupied city of Vukovar. She and her mother were held captive in an apartment where her mother was subjected to multiple rapes by Serbian soldiers. When Sunny's cries were heard by the soldiers they hurled their heavy military jackets on her to muffle the sound of the child's weeping. Miraculously Sunny survived. 


This movie addresses the experiences and concerns of women, children, and men who were raped in the war and are still awaiting prosecution of the victimizers. The victims are alone in their suffering. The criminals are among us. The widespread systematic use of rape as an instrument of war by the Serbian army and Chetniks between 1991-1997 in Croatia has been documented by the United Nations and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The U.N. estimates that between 20,000 and 60,000 women were raped by the Serbian military.


Director           Nikola Knez

Producer¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Udruga "ŇĹene u Domovinskom ratu" , iFilms LLC

Screenplay¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Miroslav MeńĎimorec, Marija SliŇ°kovińá

Film Genre      Documentary

Country           USA / Croatia

 

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