Youth in Exile

In today’s world, the topic of youth remains unaddressed. We live in a time where the cult of youth reigns supreme, youth is portrayed as the best time of life; everyone wishes to stay youthful, beautiful, and vital. Today, youth rules the world. In parallel, the reality is harsh – the youth are roaming, lost, facing unemployment, […]

To freedom

Novi Šeher, a small city in Bosnia is a home to a Lepić family. At the beginning of the Bosnian war Croats and Bosniaks fought together against Serbs. Croats betrayed Bosniaks, and ethnicly cleared the town. Father Asim and uncle Nero were taken to Heliodrom and mom Suvada with two young daughters were taken to woman camp[…]

Soul Train

During five days rappers Frankie and Kontra, DJ Soul and music producer Billain traveled more than 500 kilometers, visiting Tuzla, Banja Luka, Zenica, Sarajevo, Mostar and Konjic, meeting musicians from Bosnia and Herzegovina. In road studio they recorded sounds and created new songs. Watch now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgOFYE6LSk8 Crew Director: Nermin Hamzagić Screenplay: Nermin Hamzagić Director of Photography: Amel Đikoli Producer: Amra Bakšić[…]

Shining a light: Kosovo’s female theatre-makers are becoming more visible

During the Polip International Literature Festival which took place in Prishtina in May this year, a debate took place entitled ‘Who is Telling Stories and Who is Sharing Stories?’ During the discussion, the Kosovan poet Mirishahe Syla made reference  to Caroline Criado-Perez’s book Invisible Women which argues that male remains the default in many areas of life[…]

Denis Butorac: Epistle

Denis Butorac  was born in 1992, Croatia. He obtained a master’s degree in Photography at the Academy of Dramatic Art. Apart from two Rector’s and Dean’s Awards, he also received the Marina Viculin Award, a monetary reward given as recognition to Croatian artists for their outstanding achievement in the field of photography. In September 2018 he presented[…]

Jasna Đuričić, actress: There is great fear in an ordinary man who censors himself in advance

For Jasna Đuričić, being awarded the Best Actress Award at the 34th European Film Awards was preceded by an opulent career comprising of numerous roles in films that mostly discussed the topics that are never spoken of, an exceptionally rich body of theater work the regional audience will mostly remember for Janežić’s “Seagull” in which, for six[…]

Breathing Life into Belgrade

In his introductory speech delivered to the audience at the Center for Cultural Decontamination in Belgrade during the “Sarajevo in Belgrade” event hosted by the “Kontakt” association, photographer Damir Šagolj emphasized the importance of this event, stating that this connection between the two cities was more necessary than ever.  Providing further explanations, he even used his professional[…]

Goranka Matić

Goranka Matić (1949, Maribor, Slovenia) lives and works in Belgrade. She graduated in art history from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. She took up photography in 1980 and has published her works in the magazines Džuboks, Start, Svijet, Polet, Omladinske novine, Duga, Liberation, Delo, Politika. Since its foundation in 1971, she has been collaborating with the Student Cultural Centre[…]

Mental health and activism

How does being an activist affect our 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵? When is activism a cure for us, and when is it a burden? What is a 𝗳𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 to mental health? And 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘸𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘴?⁣ Interlocutors: Tamara Šmidling & Ivana Seratlić  This discussion is a part of a series of discussions which[…]