Original Title: Undercovered
Year: 2017
Length: 53 minutes
Language: Bosnian
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Film Category: Documentary

Cast & Credits

Director: Nejra Latić Hulusić, Sabrina Begović Ćorić

Producer: Nejra Latić Hulusić, Sabrina Begović Ćorić

Director of Photography: Amel Djikoli

Editors: Nejra Latić Hulusić, Sabrina Begović Ćorić

Sound: Mirza Sisik

Production Company: Hava Sarajevo

Film Synopsis:

After September 11, 2001, the headscarf became perhaps the most politicized clothing garment in the world. Today in many Western countries, debate continues to rage concerning whether Muslim women should, in fact, be permitted to wear a headscarf in public. At the same time, some young women in post-socialist, post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina have decided to wear the hijab. They do this as a symbol of freedom of religion and personal conviction and faith; sometimes they do it as rebellious act against a capitalist, Western vision of feminism and female liberation. Undercovered offers interviews with six covered young women from different spheres of life. Among them are a karate fighter, an artist, an interpreter, a researcher, a taxi driver, a designer, and a photographer.

Director's Biography

Nejra Latić Hulušić was born in Sarajevo in 1985, and studied directing at the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts. Her documentary Her Cinema Love has been screened at documentary film festivals including HOTDOCS, Visions du Reel, DOK Leipzig, ZagrebDOX, Dokufest. Nejra has also worked for the the national television channel BHT1, where she has directed the documentaries From Darkness to Eternal Light, Memories About Memories, and A Road to Rememberence, as well as episodes of various TV series. Sabrina Begović was born in 1986 in Sarajevo, and also graduated from the directing department of the Academy of Performing Arts. Sabrina’s documentary Children of Sun has received awards from UNICEF and the Sarajevo Talent Campus.


* free admission with purchase of any ticket from SVA Theatre screening, or with purchase of Festival Pass. Must RSPV due to limited seating.

 AFA Theater

 Presentation 2 


Screening Time:

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 

8:15 PM 

Followed by a Panel Discussion



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BHFF Jury Award for the Best Documentary

BHFF Audience Award for the Best Picture