Bosnian director: Movie’s human-rights focus resonates now

first_imgSARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic says she is used to improvising. And she says that came in handy this year while finishing a film during the pandemic. Zbanic’s latest film — “Quo Vadis, Aida?” — has no promotional budget but does have Oscar buzz as a possible nominee for best international film. Zbanic will know next week whether the movie made the shortlist of 15 international films. “Quo Vadis, Aida?” is based on true events from Bosnia’s 1992-95 inter-ethnic war. It took the writer-director more than a decade to put together and create. Post-production had to be done remotely across Europe. Zbanic thinks the movie’s focus on human rights resonates even more because of the pandemic.last_img

Burglary Suspect Stole from 13 Churches, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 48-year-old man has been accused of breaking into more than a dozen churches and stealing cash and other items—in some cases prying open poor boxes during the alleged burglary spree.Nassau County police arrested William Hepworth and charged him with 13 counts of burglary and possession of burglars tools.Police had arrested the suspect in Massapequa on Tuesday after he allegedly broke into St. Anne’s Church on Dartmouth Street in Garden City, where he stole cash from four poor boxes before fleeing the scene on Friday, authorities said.Detectives believe he also broke into 12 other churches over the past two months, police said. In one case, he allegedly stole a church’s P.A. system.Hepworth will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more