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The Institute for Global Engagement’s winter quarter Reel World Film Series at Western Washington University will present Texas filmmaker Jeff Bowden’s 2015 documentary “A Single Frame” on Wednesday, Feb. 1, about a photograph of a refugee boy taken during the 1990s war in Kosovo by Alexandra Boulat, a photojournalist who died two weeks after Bowden first saw her photograph. Alexandra Boulat

Who is the mysterious Kosovo Albanian refugee on picture taken during Kosovo War in 1999 by Alexandra Boulat?

Who is the mysterious Kosovo Albanian refugee on picture taken during Kosovo War in 1999 by Alexandra Boulat?

The Impact of Photography

The Institute for Global Engagement’s winter quarter Reel World Film Series at Western Washington University is a free monthly film screening that is open to the public. Showing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Miller Hall 138 is the 74-minute 2015 documentary “A Single Frame.” While on a trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia, in 2007, Texas filmmaker Jeff Bowden encounters a photograph of a refugee boy taken during the 1990s war in Kosovo by Alexandra Boulat, a photojournalist who died two weeks after Bowden first saw her photograph. Driven by this haunting image, Bowden sets out to find the child. His journey takes him from Texas to Paris and ultimately to the post-war culture of the Balkans, where he combines forces with an experienced wartime fixer. “A Single Frame” goes beyond Bowden’s quest to pay tribute to Boulat and to offer a view of life in Kosovo during and after a horrifying war that saw Serbian forces enact a policy of ethnic cleansing toward Kosovar Albanians. Info: 360-650-7544, international.wwu.edu/reelworld.