12 Oct 2014

Jessica Latton and Sanja Krsmanovic - Sisters in Arms

From Sunday Morning, 10:07 am on 12 October 2014

Sisters in Arms

Sisters in Arms tells the stories of Sofija Jovanovic, who posed as a man to join the Serbian army and fight in the First World War, and Dr Jessie Scott, among New Zealand's first women surgeons, who refused to leave wounded men when the Serbian hospital where she worked was taken captive. Sisters in Arms is on at the Arts Festival Dunedin.

Wallace Chapman talks to Jessica Latton of Dunedin's Ake Ake Theatre and Sanja Krsmanovic from Serbia's Helb Teatar about their collaboration in weaving together the stories of these who heroes of the First World War.

Sisters in Arms features live Serbian music and Anastasia Tasic and Jugoslav Hadzic plays a song from the production, live on Sunday Morning.