The Siege: Survival of a Besieged City
In the early ‘90s, no one believed that war would hit Sarajevo or that the Yugoslav National Army could turn into an enemy of the city’s people. For centuries, Sarajevo had been a multicultural city with its mosques, synagogues, and Catholic and Orthodox churches.
Kirsten Johnson: The Person Behind the Camera
Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson is a highly personal take on her experiences of shooting various documentaries around the world.
Emir Kapetanović on Understanding the Peaceful Generation
Balkan Diskurs correspondent Louis Monroy Santander talked to Emir Kapetanović, director of “Djeca Mira” (Children of Peace) - a documentary that takes a look at the post-Dayton generation in Bosnia, their concerns, their realities and perhaps more importantly their dreams.
The Humanity of Perpetrators: Reflections on Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing” (Part I)
How do we heal when the past is wrought with violence while the present offers perpetrators impunity and survivors little to nothing? Joshua Oppenheimer’s two films, "The Act of Killing" and "The Look of Silence", each offer some insight into helping answer not only this question but the many questions that linger after incidents of genocide.
Recounting the Batajnica Mass Graves through the Art of Film
“How does one archive or record the details of the massacres of a state that wants to hide its massacres?” Serbian director Ognjen Glavonić attempted to do just that with his latest film.
‘Confronting Histories’: A Jean-Gabriel Périot Retrospective
Balkan Diskurs correspondent Struan Kennedy provides a review of three films that were recently shown at Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art in Sarajevo as part of a retrospective of the work of French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot.