A FILM critic who has helped organise a rare screening of an award-winning movie in Bradford has urged audiences to go see it on the big screen.

Halima's Path, which tells the story of a woman's quest to find the remain's of her son killed in the Bosnian War, is being screened at the National Media Museum's Picture House tomorrow afternoon.

The 15 certificate movie has won many awards and, according to Shipley-born film critic and broadcaster Phillip Bergson, is a "gripping" thriller-style film based on real events which achieves a "big emotional impact".

"What this film does is bring an event which seems far away right up close and personal," he said yesterday.

"The film won over 30 prizes at international festivals from juries and critics, but also took several audience awards which shows how engaging and entertaining it is, with dramatic surprises and some humour as it reminds us of this Balkan tragedy."

Mr Bergson, a former pupil at Bradford Grammar School who now lives in London, helped bring the film to Bradford after recently visiting Srebrenica, where over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed 20 years ago.

"The people who go [to Srebrenica] are supposed to make a pledge to do what they can to bring the horror and tragedy to people's attention," he said.

"It's important to show what happened. The film is based on true stories of people trying to find the bodies of their relatives."

The screening is supported by Bradford City of Film and the charity Remembering Srebrenica.

Halima's Path is being shown at 2.15pm tomorrow.