The capacity of film as a language is presented in its simplest, but most effective way as we are challenged and forced to look, listen and study the details and nuances carefully. The minimalistic stripped-down scenario enhances and activates our senses as we are presented with some shockingly harrowing stuff: confessions of perpetrators, memories of routinely carried out massacres, acts of torture, executions and sexualised violence, deriving from the real testimonies of those who once helped to organise mass extermination and genocide: the all-too-humanness of the inhumane. A powerful and disturbing exploration of the nature of war crimes and the perpetrators who commit them. Selma Doborac's project explores the dangers of complacency and the importance of vigilance in the face of intolerance and hatred.
From 2002 to 2007 she studied at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Department for Mixed Media Strategies (Bernhard Leitner). From 2008 to 2012 she was a student at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Department for Art and Film (Harun Farocki). Doborac has participated in festivals and exhibitions and received awards and grants both nationally and internationally.