The world is so much confined to media exposure and art is seen and millions and billions of people. Now it is not a rare luxury for those who could afford to go to theaters, to enjoy Shakespearean Tragedies and Comedy Plays. Now the Film Media is so much influential and strong that countries invest too much into it, to propagate what they want to exhibit their National Psyche. Here are some independent and rebellious Film Makers who do not get onto bandwagon of forming typical films.
When such independent films come in my way then I must recommend every individual to watch the film named “Savior” starring Dennis Quaid, who was a heartthrob of Hollywood films in the era of 90s. But it is not a normal cult film. It is an independent analysis of the tragedy of “Bosnia Herzegovina” that occurred right in front of us, only two decades back!
Being a Common Man, I was not too much aware of what was the Crises of independence of Yugoslavia after the fall of Soviet Union, and as an aftermath the split of this country into several states. Here the “State of Bosnia Herzegovina” originated with a motto of being an INDEPENDENT Muslim State. Here started the twist in the History, and what is shown in the film. The state of Serbia did not accept the independence and ideology of a Muslim State in the heart of Europe. Savior is a presentation of a agony and pain of common people of Bosnia who had any part in political game of survival and winning!
Here in Savior, a young pregnant girl is shown who came from the concentration camps of ‘Serb Forces’. She was kidnapped and raped by so many Serb Soldiers, and when she got pregnant and could serve their evil purposes then they threw them on a roadside after a severe violence. Here we see the protagonist “Dennis Quaid”! Who is appointed as member of the United Nation’s Peacekeeping Force.
He found the girl in worst situation and carried her with him on a vehicle. Then her delivery time arrived and there was no one but on he had to serve as a delivery man or nurse. The girl who was in Silent Trauma due to all happenings just wanted to die. But for her misfortune she survived and gave birth to a baby girl. He asked her to feed the girl and she denied as she wanted that illegitimate child to die of any cause.
Here we see the expertise of acting and directorial genius of all members. He took the bucket and fetched the milk of goat, and started feeding the baby. They were traveling to the town of her origination. With passage of time the woman could not control her ‘Maternal Emotions’, and carried baby girl in her arms and fed her. But the irony of situation is that her family refused to accept their daughter with an illegitimate girl, and was given an order to be out.
So the UN officer had to take her with him, and the gradual indulgence of that man into feeling the real misery and loss of all Bosnian People through the eyes of the girl made him cry. He felt a strange sense of attraction of Humanity for the Girl and her New-born. He wanted to save her, and in fact felt special for her. But she was captured by Serbian Forces again, and they crushed her head with a huge hammer.
It was so beautiful and yet so painful to watch the girl in the lead along with her fellow Bosnian Civilians were taken to a stream. They had robotic kind of emotions but started to sing their “Song of Freedom”. She already begged the officer to save her kid from brutal genocide.
He saw everything with his bare eyes but couldn’t do anything. Then he looked at the new-born girl and feel a new meaning to his life, to save and take her away from the land of horror and blood! Indeed an exceptional masterpiece of world cinema, and a must watch for every Sensitive HEART!!