Always Remember: Sevap/Mitzvah


Always Remember: Sevap/Mitzvah

Always Remember is a six-month series of free, virtual screenings designed to raise Holocaust awareness through cinema. Each month from June through November, we’ll offer a selection of films designed to amplify unique voices and experiences relating to the Holocaust, highlighting LGBTQ+ stories, women’s perspectives, stories of resistance, youth experiences and more.

You’re invited to join us for an online screening of Sevap/Mitzvah, followed by a pre-recorded conversation with director Sabina Vajrača.

Sevap/Mitzvah is inspired by the powerful true story of two women who become one another’s salvation. Set in 1941 Nazi-occupied Bosnia, a Muslim woman risks her life to save her Jewish friends. Fifty years later, during the Serb aggression on Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Jewish family returns the favor.

The film participated in the following festivals:

2024 AmPav Showcase at Cannes, 2024 Sedona International Film Festival, 2024 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, 2024 Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2023 Cleveland International Film Festival

2023, 20 minutes, color, German, Bosnian | Written and directed by Sabina Vajrača | Starring Helena Vuković, Sanela Krsmanović-Bistrivoda, Magdalena Živaljić Tadić, Adnan Hasković, Muhamed Hadžović, Frano Mašković Mačak, Rijad Gvozden | Produced by Kerim Mašović, Sabina Vajrača | Executive Produced by Diana Sanela Jenkins, Azra Isaković

Registration Information

Film Independent Members and the general public can register for this event starting at 1:00 pm PT on Monday, July 1. | Registration is free; one registration per individual.

Completing a single registration for any Always Remember film in a given month will grant access to all films available that month. You’ll also have the option to register for the entire series.

How to Watch

We’re excited to present a diverse, engaging series that is accessible to anyone who wishes to participate – all you need is an email address and a device on which to stream the film(s).

On the first day of screening availability, registrants will be emailed a secure link by our partner Vision Media to watch that month’s films in the Film Independent Presents Online Screening Room. The access period to view the films will be approximately the last two weeks of each month.

Online Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible to ensure access. Links are watermarked, nontransferable and may only be used by the individual who completed the registration. Limit one link per individual, per event.

Registrants are required to follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of policies may result in suspension or termination of Membership/access to future events.

Always Remember films, participants, availability window(s) and other details are subject to change without prior notice.


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