At the US Premieres of “ReGeneration”

This week, I got to attend the US premieres of “ReGeneracija / ReGeneration,” an extraordinary new documentary film directed by Emir Kapetanović and produced by Zana Marjanović. It features ten courageous youth “reconciliation ambassadors” advocating for peace in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina. The ambassadors are Serbs, Croats, and Bosniaks from ten different towns and cities across the country. The project was supported by USAID and IRI Global. The premieres were held the UN headquarters in New York (my first time there!) and the iconic E Street Cinema in Washington, DC. Emir and Zana welcomed me so hospitably; they’ve been a dream to collaborate with.

I edited the English subtitles and press kit for Emir and Zana; for that, they named me associate producer (my first film credit!). Prior to that editing work, I also wrote a review of the film, which you can read here.

About Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson teaches religion, ethics, philosophy, and human rights at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. He is the author of *American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940* (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) and nonfiction essays about Bosnia for the Canadian literary magazine *Numero Cinq*. Born in 1975 in Olean, NY, he earned the Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Virginia, where he specialized in American religious history. He writes, teaches, and lectures about religion in America, popular culture, Mormonism, and Bosnia. He lives in Exeter with his partner, Alexis Simpson, and their two children.
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