Human Zoo

Fashion model / actress / director Rie Rasmussen focuses on a young woman’s haunting recollection of experiences during the Kosovo Serbian conflict. Originally released in 2009, Human Zoo is being re-played for a week at the New Beverly in Los Angeles, CA (backed by director Quentin Tarantino). Official synopsis can be read as follows:

“Human Zoo is the story of a half Albanian half Serbian girl set in both the time of the worst fighting in Kosovo Serbia, as well as present day Marseille France where being an illegal immigrant is tricky when your “government deemed unfit by the international community make you so” too. Presented like a novel in the non linear storytelling of the two interwoven time lines we follow Adria through horrific executions, comical naked altercations and subtle moments of love that shape her existence in her cage without bars. From air strikes in Belgrade and the underworld of Europe, to lust at first sight that could be love, to the simple connection of just holding hands. As “a product of imaginary lines around failed states” Adria tries to find her balance looking for identity as a human female while being raised and trained in the mostly male perpetuated zoo of violence. It’s not her game but she can learn…well!”

Trailer can be viewed down below (sorry, no english subs for the latter of the preview):

Human Zoo