Today is 11th June 1993

“Today is 11th June 1993. The war has been going on for very long. I've tried everything to get out, to save myself, nothing worked. The only thing left is to make this videotape that I will give to my son, he to his, and so on, until a time machine is invented and someone watching this will come and get me out of this.”
Today is 11th June 1993 was developed on the basis of intensive investigations in the Library Hamdija Kreševljaković Video Archive in Sarajevo, a private collection of amateur videos in which the residents of Sarajevo document their lives during the siege. In this collection Thieme found a short science-fiction film in which a group of young people uses black humor to imagine fleeing the enclosed city by means of a time machine. Using simultaneous translation Thieme again formulates the call from the past to the present. How will we react to it?
by Clarissa Thieme
with Grace Sungeun Kim, Emir Jelkić, Faruk Jerlagić, Elma Jerlagić Muhić, Fatima Jerlagić, Nihad Kreševljaković, Hamdija Kreševljaković, Sead Kreševljaković
Germany / Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018 Bosnian, English 15’ Colour Documentary form


  • Grace Sungeun Kim
  • Emir Jelkić
  • Faruk Jerlagić
  • Elma Jerlagić Muhić
  • Fatima Jerlagić
  • Nihad Kreševljaković
  • Hamdija Kreševljaković
  • Sead Kreševljaković


Director Clarissa Thieme
Cinematography Till Beckmann
Editing Clarissa Thieme
Sound Design Christian Obermayer
Sound Clarissa Thieme
Assistant Director Ina Arnautalić
Producer Clarissa Thieme

Clarissa Thieme

Born in Oldenburg, Germany in 1976. She studied Media Art, as well as Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice. Thieme works in the fields of film, photography, performance, installation and text, combining documentary and fictional forms with a focus on the processes of memory, identity politics and strategies of translation.


2010 Was bleibt; 30 min., Forum Expanded 2010 · Was bleibt | Sta ostaje | What remains; 30 min., Forum Expanded 2010 2012 The Place We Left; 60 min. · The Place We Left; 60 min. 2013 Resort; 15 min. · Resort; 15 min. 2016 Die DDR hat es nie gegeben / Appell; 4 min. · Die DDR hat es nie gegeben / Appell; 4 min. 2018 Today is 11th June 1993; 15 min., Forum Expanded 2018 · Today is 11th June 1993; 15 min., Forum Expanded 2018 2019 Can't You See Them? – Repeat. · Can't You See Them? – Repeat.; 8 min., Forum Expanded Exhibition 2019

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020