Let there be colour

Screening: 13/12/2020 / 16:00h

Ado Hasanović / B&H, Italy / 2020 / 16′

Director: Ado Hasanović
Screenplay: Ado Hasanović, Chiara Cruciatti, Prisca Van Der Mullen
Editing: Giulia Floria Andorka
Music: Fliora Cheng
Sound: Livio Paulet
Production: Admon Film
Producers:  Ado Hasanović, Senida Mujanović
Starring: Prisca Van Der Mullen, Alem Hatibović, Ludovica Filomeno 


Documentary ‘Let there be colour’ is addressing the first Pride Parade held on 8 September 2019 in the centre of Sarajevo. Were people ready for that event? The film investigates the positions and feelings which the society has towards the LGBTQ community, and it also provides an insight into the protest walk against the Pride Parade held simultaneously in Sarajevo.  To what extent our region is backward compared to the EU member states when it comes to human rights and to what extent any tolerance of discrimination can be dangerous?


Ado Hasanović is born in 1986, in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He lives in Rome, where he specialized as a film director at the prestigious Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia National Film School. Later on, he finished a Master in Dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. Since 2015, he is the art director of the Mediterranean Short Film Festival “Paths of the Author” in the Italian city of Sant’Antioco.  The public knows him for his short documentaries and features in which he deconstructs taboos in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His short films The Angel of Srebrenica (2010), Blue Viking in Sarajevo (2012), Mama (2013), Breath of Life Srebrenica (2015), Pink Elephant (2017), Nomophobia (2019) and Let There Be Colour (2020) enjoyed world-wide festival selections and won many awards. He is currently working on his first long feature film.

FESTIVALS and awards

Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) 2020
Shanghai Queer Film Festival 2020
The Lift-Off Sessions Great Britain 2020
Independent German Queer Film Festivals – Pride Pictures 2020
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival in USA 2020
Human Rights Documentary Film Days 2020