When war correspondents move on to their next conflict, a more personal struggle is just beginning for those left behind. Poverty, PTSD, and political corruption continue to stifle recovery nearly 20 years after the brutal civil war in Bosnia Herzegovina. Luckily for some in the small mountain town of Livno, an unorthodox leader has emerged, giving struggling veterans and their community an unlikely path to healing. A paramilitary leader at the young age of 20, Lija led the successful defense of his town while neighbors fell to the invading forces. Today he heads the Wolves, a motorcycle club that resembles the stereotype in rough image only. Under his leadership, this wild crew has become a positive force for good with a self-defined humanitarian focus. One mission captures their spirit more than any other. In the mountains where they once fought, they now defend a herd of wild horses that society has similarly deemed expendable. A harsh environment, poachers, and urbanization ...Written by
I didn't know what to expect when I first heard about Among Wolves, but the description alone got me to Kickstart the film and put my butt in a seat to watch it- a film about a Bosnian biker gang that deals with the trials and tribulations of becoming veterans and rescue a herd of wild horses as a way of coping. Are you kidding me? Why wouldn't you see this film?
Once I actually saw the film, I was stunned. Convey's camera work is breathtaking. Every shot is deliberate and perfectly composed. I would call it symphonic. So much life happens in front of the camera, wonderful details emerge on additional viewings.
In a world wrapped in conflict these days, it's wonderful to see a film that shows that humans can sometimes be wonderful.
See this film.
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