Karmen Jelincic  

Ms. Jelincic holds a Master Degree in International Human Rights Advocacy from Columbia University's School of International Affairs, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She was born in Croatia and raised in the United States. Since 1991, she has been actively involved in advocacy efforts here and abroad, in response to rape as a war crime, and other violations of human rights in the former Yugoslavia. Together with Mandy Jacobson, she has traveled across the country screening footage from Calling the Ghosts at teach-ins, sitting on panel discussions, and appearing at numerous national and international conferences about the war in former Yugoslavia and the prosecution of rape as a war-crime. Ms. Jelincic's past filmmaking credits include Someone Stole the Baby, a video documentary about a veteran SoHo tap dancer and her efforts to bring the original dance into the 1990s. (09/09)

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Calling the Ghosts A Story about Rape, War and Women

A film by Karmen Jelincic, 1996, 63 min, Color

An extraordinarily powerful documentary, CALLING THE GHOSTS is the first-person account of two women caught in a war where rape was as much an everyday weapon as bullets or bombs. Jadranka Cigelj and Nusreta Sivac, childhood friends and lawyers, enjoyed the lives of "ordinary modern women" in Bosnia-Herzegovina until one day former neighbors became tormentors.…

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