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If you meet someone who has a computer, a good car, a new house but no job, he just might be living in Presevo.
Serbians on their way to Macedonia and Greece must pass through Presevo, though few show the slightest interest in pausing in the city.
Presevo is avoided largely because of prejudice, either because most Serbians don't know anything about the city, or because they believe it's unsafe.
For years the only news from Presevo was about bomb explosions and armed clashes between ethnic Albanians and Serbian police.
We visited the length and breadth of Presevo, looking for answers about whether the situation has changed and whether inter-ethnic tensions between local inhabitants have simmered down.
We asked residents how the community survives despite suffering from the highest unemployment rate in Serbia, and why they haven't taken advantage of Corridor X highway that will pass through the municipality.
You'll learn how designers go in Presevo, why ethnic Albanians don't know to play Serbian folk music and what bothers the few local Serbs.
For the documentary, we talked to Preševo politicians, journalists, artists, and residents. The show is a co production of BIRN Serbia and RTS, the Serbian Public Broadcasting Company.
Produced in September 2010
Snapshots of ordinary life in South Serbia show the people of Bujanovac and Presevo, and give a brief look at the symbols of the region.
The South Serbia region, predominantly populated by ethnic Albanians, lies some 350 kilometres south of Serbia`s capital, Belgrade. In contemporary political language, the term “South Serbia” is understood to refer to the territory of three municipalities - Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja.
A snapshot of South Serbia's business and industry
Resources and institutions of South Serbia
After Belgrade removed a memorial to ethnic Albanian fighters in Presevo, some locals called for political dialogue but others rejected cooperation with the government.