U2 are the subject of a new documentary. ‘Kiss the Future’ premiered last weekend at the Berlin International Film Festival with both Bono and Adam Clayton in attendance.
The film is based on their roles in helping the people of Sarajevo in the early '90s during the Bosnian War. Back in 1992 and 1993 during their Zoo TV tour, U2 shared videos of the devastation on stage on their wall of TV monitors.
The Edge said, “We gave them a serious dose of uneditorialized reality in the middle of our show.”
They eventually stopped because Bono said it "started to look a little bit like reality TV, using people’s pain and anguish for entertainment.”
The film features new interviews with Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton and several others. It describes how photographer and filmmaker Bill Carter (who also wrote the film) secured an interview with Bono, convincing him that the people of Sarajevo needed their help.
U2 did perform in Sarajevo on September 23rd, 1997 during their PopMart tour. The title of the new film was taken from that show when Bono temporarily lost his voice and shouted, “Viva Sarajevo! [Screw] the past! Kiss the future!”
[Source: Classic Hits Today]