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Bono Teases New U2 Documentary ‘Kiss the Future’ From Producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

The documentary will cover the band’s performances in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War era.

It’s a good time to be a U2 fan. Bono released his new memoir “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story” this week and is currently promoting it with a rare 14-night solo tour. And in a new interview with German publication Welt, the longtime U2 frontman has revealed that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have produced a new documentary about the band’s involvement in the Bosnian war. Titled “Kiss the Future,” the film will cover U2’s 1993 satellite performance in Sarajevo during the darkest days of the Bosnian war and the 1997 live gig after the war ended.

He explained that the idea for the documentary was born out of a trip to Kyiv to support Ukraine’s war efforts against Russia.

“In U2 lyrics, this subject has always occupied us, to show our solidarity with people who are oppressed, who are victims of violence,” Bono said. “When Edge and I took the train to Kyiv, I hadn’t thought of Sarajevo at first. But gradually, the memories of it came back to life. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck today made a documentary on the subject which, like you, links the Sarajevo bombings to those in Kyiv. The film is called “Kiss the Future”, Nenad Cicin-Sain is the name of the director. It is also about the role that art can play in uplifting the souls of people living under such threat.

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He continues: “For two hours, the film shows people who had to live with the bombardment of Sarajevo for several years. Excerpts from our later concert will also be broadcast there. I recently watched the movie with my son John. He said to me, ‘You’ve put yourself in such difficult situations all your life, haven’t you?’

Bono said his ambition for the film was to give hope to Ukrainians both during the war and throughout the process of rebuilding the nation after the end of the conflict.

“The message of the film is this: what the people of Sarajevo had to endure has only just begun for the people of Kyiv,” he said. “And then the situation of people in Ukraine is shown. It’s not over for her. It is inspiring to see that in Ukraine there is an army of 60 million people, the whole population is part of it. Because everyone knows the value of freedom, because they all defend freedom. This is the most heroic fight of all time.

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Source: www.indiewire.com

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