HAUPTSACHE SIE SCHIESSEN NICHT (As long as they don’t shoot)

It was supposed to be a hunt. That’s why one was on the lookout, met secretly with informants in dark corners or tried tocall Radovan Karadžić’s daughter in the Republika Srpska Parliament. That was the plan. At the end of their trip through Bosnia, however, Vernesa Berbo, Moritz Sauer and Stephanie Zurstegge had not spoken to the children of the war criminals of the Bosnian war from 1992 to 1995.

On their trip in autumn 2017, they listened much more to the »perfectly normal« people, survivors of the conflict, because »the other« normal people, the perpetrators, unfortunately they don’t speak to one at all. In Hauptsache sie schießen nicht – Samo da ne pucaju (As long as they don’t shoot) they gather the voices of the war and the country that arose from it. What do guilt, revenge and atonement mean to the Bosnians?

3rd of May 2018 | Premiere in Zenica
5th of May 2018 I Scene Mess, Sarajevo
30th/31st of May 2018 | Studio Я, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin

Maxim Gorki Theater
International Theater Festival MESS