Screaming In The Siege: When Bruce Dickinson’s Band Played An Active War Zone #Alex_ElenaFebruary 12, 2019
The capital city of Sarajevo was a complete and utter war zone — buildings were burning, bombs were falling, and women and children were being shot dead in the streets.
Amidst the madness, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson (who was then touring as a solo musician), took his band, Skunkworks, through the frontlines to perform.
“I thought that Bruce Dickinson playing in Sarajevo was just a myth,” says 34-year-old Jasenko Pašić, who co-wrote the film.
That concert changed lives.
Bruce Dickinson and Chris Dale perform in Sarajevo.Alex Elena
“They knew that there was a siege going on, but they literally did not know what that meant,” Pašić says of the band.
“That’s one of the great things about this film,” Dale says.
Its access point is through Dickinson’s band, but the story is about the spirit of the Bosnian people.
“We didn’t want to kill people with suffering.
“It makes me appreciate small things in life,” Dale says.