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"Serbia and Kosovo: Intercultural Icebreakers" Program at Sarajevo Film Festival

August 14, 2017

 

 

 

Helsinki Committee's "Serbia and Kosovo: Intercultural Icebreakers" Program will be presented at the Dealing with the Past and True Stories Market at Sarajevo Film Festival. The Sarajevo Film Festival continues to provide a platform to help shed light on the consequences of the wars in the former Yugoslavia, and for using film to bring important stories related to these events to wider audiences. The aim of the Dealing with the Past and True Stories Market projects is to increase awareness, dialogue and knowledge, and has already seen concrete results in the form of a finished film. Nine cases that have not yet been the subject of film or TV productions are presented by organisations that are documenting and researching the Yugoslav wars of the 1990's. The aim is to create an "open source" where filmmakers and organisations can meet and collaborate, with the aim of bringing these important stories to wider audiences. This is a unique event that connects filmmakers with organisations that are documenting and researching the Yugoslav wars of the 90's.

Helsinki Committee's Story on our "Serbia and Kosovo: Intercultural Icebreakers" Program will be presented at the True Stories Market session on Monday 14 August at 17:00.

 

STORY 7: SERBIA AND KOSOVO: INTERCULTURAL ICEBREAKERS

Source: Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia

 

The art colony Serbia and Kosovo: Intercultural Icebreakers is made up of a group of young artists from Serbia and Kosovo. They have worked on joint art campaigns and met artists from both countries, which changed their lives. The participants were children during, or born after, the war in Kosovo, during which there were massive violations of human rights. They experienced different traumas during their childhood years. The young artists from Kosovo and Serbia grew up with stereotypes about one another and feared meeting one another. Visiting the country of the “enemy” was a challenging experience for those involved.

 

Link: Sarajevo Film Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2015, program is financed by the European Union under the Support to Civil Society Facility 2013.
In 2016, program is financed by the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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