The screening of Chris the Swiss on Friday 2 November features a Q&A with director Anja Kofmel.

Artist and filmmaker Anja Kofmel combines documentary, animation, investigative journalism and diary film to unique effect in Chris the Swiss. Chris was a young Swiss journalist found dead in mysterious circumstances in Croatia in 1992, wearing the uniform of an international mercenary group. Anja was his cousin and grew up admiring her charismatic older relative. Now a grown woman, she decides to investigate his story, travelling to Croatia to interview friends and associates, constructing haunting animated sequences to bring that story alive.

'Chris the Swiss is the story of how certain forces trigger exactly these dark patches and misuse the population in order to increase their own power. It is the story of how war and brutality destroy people, families and societies.' Anja Kofmel, Director.