Check Out This Documentary About Bruce Dickinson At The Siege Of Sarajevo

“We weren’t protected, there was no plan and the bullets were real, but fuck it, we went anyway.”

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In 1994, Sarajevo was a city under siege. Mortars and grenades rained down on the city, killing indiscriminately every day. Amidst the madness, would it be possible to persuade a global rock star to come and play a show for local fans?

Scream for Me Sarajevo is the astonishing story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks in 1994, in the midst of the Siege of Sarajevo. This is a film about extraordinary people defying the horrors of war, and the musicians who risked their lives to play a show for them.

Featuring footage from the historic gig, the film also meets those that made it to the show and made the show happen; determined to keep living their lives despite the atrocities going on around them. Interviews with the band, crew and security bring home the reality of the situation that was not only dangerous, but barbaric.

“We weren’t protected, there was no plan and the bullets were real, but fuck it, we went anyway,” said Bruce in his recent best-selling autobiography What Does This Button Do?. “The gig was immense, intense and probably the biggest show in the world at that moment for the audience and for us. That the world didn’t really know didn’t matter. It changed the way I viewed life, death and other human beings”.

Check out the trailer here:

The doc is out 17 April 2018 at selected cinemas. An exclusive Q&A with Bruce Dickinson will accompany the film in cinemas globally.

To book tickets visit here.

Check out the Skunkworks album below. It was Bruce's foray into alternative rock, and there's definitely some Soundgarden-ish moments in there. The lyrics reference science and technology, and the name refers to the code name for a military testing program. It was produced by Jack Endino, best known for producing Nirvana's Bleach.

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