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[…]

One Day in Sarajevo

Sarajevo, June 28, 1914. Gavrilo Princip assassinates the Austro-Hungarian heir presumptive Franz Ferdinand. The event marks the beginning of the First World War and the 20th century. In 2014, 100 years later, Sarajevo commemorates the disruptive events. Footage shot by the citizens of Sarajevo (with mobile phones and small cameras) alternates with sequences from historical movies. This[…]

Hanson-Green, just another regular Alipašino Polje resident

Sarajevo is still a place of strange encounters, a place where you can always meet foreigners with a hard-to-believe background story, which usually begins with hasty and ill-considered decisions to buy some tickets to SJJ – where some challenge or experience makes them stay longer than planned. One such acquaintance is Monica Hanson-Green, an American residing in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The[…]


A couple of weeks ago, my twelve-year-old son gave his first statement to the police as a witness. My wife, while driving to pick him up from school, dared to use a horn to warn the driver of the Vespa that he had blocked the intersection. That’s why he followed her to school, stooped next to her,[…]

JELENA KORDIĆ KURET: Art is the noblest resource in the fight against nonsense

Last February saw the premiere of the play Rechnitz – the Exterminating Angel, based on the dramatic text by the Austrian Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek and directed by Sabine Mitterecker. This performance is a co-production of the Sarajevo War Theater and the Croatian National Theater Mostar, which will be remembered as the first co-production of a Sarajevo-based[…]

Artik and Asti

„Девочка, танцуй, всё пройдёт так скоро“ – so many times was that song played in a single night that I already knew it by heart. By the way, the song in question is the ultimate dance hit by Artik and Asti – names that firmly held a serious position in the musical selection of every Ukrainian club[…]