Shutting Down Kratkofil: A Lonely Summer in Banja Luka
An important topic among cultural circles in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been the shutting down of the short film festival “Kratkofil Plus”. The Banja Luka festival, which has successfully brought together numerous filmmakers and movie lovers for nine consecutive years, will no longer be held.
Music, Art, Theater and Culture: Rising Above Nationalism in Mostar
As long as they continue to work together to create music, works of art and culture, and theatrical performances, they will bring back the real “Mostar identity” – an identity that belongs to everyone.
The Right to Choose: Embracing Differences in an Increasingly Intolerant Society
By setting double standards and speaking about quasi-democracy and human rights while rejecting everything that is different, Bosnian society is becoming increasingly intolerant.
Protecting “The Beauty on the Vrbas River”
Although it is known as “The Green City”, Banja Luka shows that human negligence is overriding the willingness and efforts of the citizens and institutions in charge of maintaining the city. In certain places, one can see examples that are contradictory to the city’s other nickname “The Beauty on the Vrbas River”.
Journalists are Partly to Blame for Hate Speech
Incitement, slander and other forms of hate speech are present in the media, but mainly as the weapon of political powers. Opinions are divided on whether or not journalists are to blame for this situation.
The Bridges of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Marta Vidal explores Bosnia's bridges and the stories of the people who cross them, reflecting on bridges as elements of connection in a country still divided and scarred by recent war.