Farewell to Bosnia, Part One

Farewell to Bosnia, Part One is a collaborative project between photographer Gilles Peress and Director Eric Marciano.

From February, 1994 through March of 1995, Peress' photographs of the Bosnian war traveled around museums and galleries in the United States, including the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, P.S. 1 Gallery in New York City, and at the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida.

In these locations, audience reactions were captured both in writing and in a booth called the Reaction Room. There visitors could comment privately on camera about the images that they had just seen.

This 25-minute video combines Peress' powerful photographic images with Maricano's ability to contextualize them with elements include historical footage of Yugoslavia, the selected letters by visitors to the exhibit and the audience responses from the Reaction Room to Mr. Peress' Farewell to Bosnia photography show. it is a unique film.


Best of Category, Documentary, Missouri Video Festival, 1998
Semifinalist, Cinema Texas Short Film Festival, Austin, 1998
Best Documentary, Northampton Film Festival, Northampton, MA. 1997

Producers/Directors: Eric Marciano/Gilles Peress
Editor: Eric Marciano
Associate Producer: Laurie Woods Producer