Advocate Highlight

Kemal Pervanic
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Kemal Pervanic is the founder and executive director of Most Mira (Bridge of Peace) as well as an author and filmmaker. During the Bosnian War, he was held in two concentration camps, including the notorious Omarska. When the war ended, he moved to London. Ten years later, he returned to Bosnia-Herzegovina where he was alarmed to find misrepresentations of what had transpired in the country formally known as Yugoslavia. Determined to steer the youth of Bosnia-Herzegovina away from a future of division and hate, Kemal founded Most Mira to bring children of different ethnic backgrounds together through the arts. Kemal is currently working on his second documentary film. His first, Pretty Village, examines the effect of the Bosnian War on the residents of his village in north western Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kevljani. Kemal chronicled his wartime experience in The Killing Days (Blake Publishing Ltd., London, 1999). He attended the 2012 HRAP.