Among Wolves


Saturday, Nov. 12 at 4:00pm
Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6:00pm
Washington U./Brown

Twenty years after the war, Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to struggle with little help from those in power. In one small mountain town, however, an unorthodox leader has emerged, determined to help those around him finally escape from the shadow of war. A born leader who inspires those around him to think differently and take action, Lija can’t help but wonder in his darker moments if his efforts will ever be enough. A tough and practical man, Lija stepped up to command the successful defense of his town when he was only 20. He now heads the Wolves motorcycle club, which he has transformed from a rowdy stereotype into a humanitarian force for good — organizing charity events for local families, securing badly needed supplies for hospitals throughout the region, and defending the threatened herd of wild horses that he first met on the front line. Joined by Braco (his poetic second-in-command) and Zeljko (a former POW who watches over the herd daily), Lija gives us an intimate and often conflicted look at the personal, social, and political circumstances that still challenge life in this neglected region. In between humanitarian projects, these men obsessively return to the former front line. It’s there, with the horses, that they confront their past and attempt to reclaim a place of conflict as a space for healing.

87 min.

Directed by

Shawn Convey

Film Category

Eastern European Focus Human Rights Spotlight International Spotlight Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight
With director Convey.

Film Website

Official Website

Shown with

Urban Cowboys

Urban Cowboys

Paweł Ziemilski

After losing his mother, a boy attempts to care for a wild horse, which is a teenage tradition in his poor Irish neighborhood.

30 min.