FILM + CONCERT
SPECIAL GUEST: ALEX ELENA, Bruce Dickinson's drummer at the time the documentary was made and who is featured in the docuemntary, will be on hand for a Q&A
This night is all about the power and celebration of music, specifically Heavy Metal, as we journey back to 1994 when a live concert, by Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden's frontman), changed the lives of the town's people who struggled to simply feel human again during the seigein Sarajevo. This film deals with the impact of the seige, and a concert that almost didn't happen.
After the film we will celebrate with a local band performing their brand of Heavy Metal, with perhaps a few inspiring tunes related to the film!
Scream For Me Sarajevo is a documentary film about Sarajevo during the 1992-95 siege; specifically a film about the music scene in the besieged Bosnian capital with special focus on a concert held in the city's BKC music hall by Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) on December 14, 1994. It is a film about people who risked their lives to perform for the people who risked their lives in order to live them. Watch the trailer here
PRISMIND is a Canadian metal band based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Formed in 2013, the group is known for its intricate guitar solos, amazing rhythm section and soaring vocals. Their sound is reminiscent of traditional British heavy metal with a strong modern American metal influence.Prismind has just released their debut album, "Disciples By Design". The group’s popularity is steadily growing amongst metal fans across the globe.
Alex Elena was born and raised in Rome into a family of artists and musicians. He started playing drums at the tender of three. By the time he was 17 he was living in London and playing professionally. His thirst for creative development prompted a move to New York to begin producing music. His unconventional approach eventually landed a Grammy nomination for the soul singer Alice Smith. Alex has also produced successful artists such as Lily Allen, Evan Dando, Citizen Cope, and Michelle Shaprow.
Alex’s work evolved to include photography in 2009 when a sudden decision to create a portrait of the Darien Strip took him to the jungles in Panama. His father was his first creative mentor in music, but regarding photography, he is completely self-taught. He’s photographed a range of subjects spanning the globe: from the slums of Kenya, everyday life in The Gambia, the vanishing Indigenous Tribes in Central America, to the aftermath of the war in the former Yugoslavia.
His book of photography entitled “A Mission in Panama” was installed as a multimedia event in London and Rome. All proceeds from the sales of this work were donated to charity for the preservation of the Indigenous cultures of Central America.
His collaboration with Creative Director and Model Lisa Butler led to the creation of the I Am America photo exhibit that premiered at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles in 2015.
Alex currently lives in Los Angeles where he recently started a music production company with legendary mixer/mastering engineer Steve Baughman.