The Last Memento
The documentary (50 min.) tells the story of the Šabanović family who fled from Bosnia - Herzegovina to Switzerland 30 years ago. We accompany the family to their places of remembrance in Bosnia and to their places of activity in Switzerland and ask them about their cultural identity and belonging. The common thread running through the film is the only pre-war memento of the Šabanović family – the eldest son Alen’s romper suit. In cooperation with the War Childhood Museum Sarajevo, the romper suit comes as an exhibit in the museum and is symbolic of children around the world who cannot grow up in their parents' country because of political unrest and war.
BABYBLU is a very close and emotional film based on the real story of the Šabanović family. But BABYBLU also stands as an example for displaced people worldwide – a highly topical issue. The film promotes understanding of the reasons for migration and encourages people to talk about their own migration history and to understand it as part of Swiss history.
BABYBLU is a work by Edith Werffeli, winner of the Cultural Studies Fellowship from the Landis and Gyr Foundation.
Executive Producer, Director: Edith Werffeli
Director: Lorenz Bohler
Cinematographer: Atila Ulcay
Editor: Guido Henseler
Score: Dino Šabanović
Music: Lara Kostić
Soundmix: Kurt Human, Julian Joseph
Sound: Barnaby Hall, Mourad Keller, Nirvan Imanović
Colorgrading: Dominic Frei
Federacija Danas, Hauptausgabe Abendnachrichten
N1 Televilzjia, Nachrichtensender Mittel- und Südeuropa, Partner CNN,
22. August 2022
Culture Program at the Sarajevo Film Festival, Livesendung
BHT 1, Nationaler TV-Sender von Bosnien-Herzegovina, 21. August 2022
Moje Sarajevo Moja Prica, Livesendung
BH Telecom, Online TV, 21. August 2022
BABYBLU - a romper suit symbolizes war for her,
by Valeria Wieser, Central Plus, June 6, 2022
The onesie becomes a family memory,
Luzerner Zeitung, June 8, 2022
The romper suit becomes a family memory
Edith Werffeli und Dzehva Šabanović in der Live TV-Sendung von BHT 1
We are a team of filmmakers, journalists and scientists. Using objects, audio and video productions, we promote living narratives of the Swiss culture of remembrance.
We give contemporary witnesses a voice and make personal stories visible and tangible. We develop suitable vehicles for its dissemination in both digital and real space: exhibitions, films, publications, web platforms, workshops or educational programs.
We aim for broad cultural participation in society and ultimately promote social cohesion through personal stories. To achieve our goals, we enter into strategic partnerships with appropriate institutions such as museums.
Amir Ali, journalist
Edith Werffeli, anthropologist
Eline Keller-Sørensen, photographer
Lorenz Bohler, filmmaker
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