Documentary Screening: The Second Meeting
Please join us for a screening of The Second Meeting (Optimistic Film, Serbia and Film Underdogs Collective, U.S.A.). In March 1999 during the Balkan conflict, Dale Zelko, U.S. pilot of the invisible F117A aircraft, was shot down by Zoltan Dani, a missile officer in the Serbian army. That was their first encounter. Twelve years later, they are reunited as friends. The Second Meeting is a feature documentary directed by Zeljko Mirkovic that traces the emotional journey of two people, culturally, socially and geographically apart, who are brought together by a random act of war. It is a poignant, uplifting story of how the bonds of friendship can be forged on the battlefield.
The film director, Zeljko Mirkovic, as well as one of the main protagonistsformer U.S. pilot Dale Zelkowill be present for a post-screening Q&A. The film was made with the support by the Serbian Ministry of Culture, the U.S. Embassy Belgrade, the German Marshal Fund-Balkan Trust for Democracy, and the Serbian Film Center. This event is co-sponsored by the Njegos Endowment, the East Central European Center, and the Harriman Institute. For more information, visit the documentary website or watch the trailer.