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11 Apr 14

New Book Decries Medicus ‘Injustice’

Economist-turned-author says interest has been extraordinary in her new book, which says her husband and son were unfairly prosecuted in the notorious Medicus organ-trafficking case.

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11 Apr 14

Chinese To Film Remake of Cult Sarajevo Movie

Owing to the popularity in China of the movie 'Walter Defends Sarajevo', set in World War Bosnia, the Chinese have announced they intend to film a new version.

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08 Apr 14

Abdurrahman Oner Wins Belgrade 'Short Meter' Festival

The jury of the 61st edition of the festival Short meter decided that the best movie in the competition programme was “Buhar” (Vanished into Blue) by the Turkish director Abdurrahman Oner.

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07 Apr 14

Art-Lovers Glimpse City’s Hidden Treasures

An exhibition at the Museum of Yugoslav History has put on show works that have not been seen for years - since the Contemporary Art Museum closed for reconstruction.

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12 Mar 14

Play About Sarajevo Assassins Opens in Belgrade

The director of “Mali mi je ovaj grob” ("This Grave is Too Shallow for Me"), which soon premieres in Belgrade, says the play aims to apply some of the lessons of past events at the outset of World War 1 to modern times.

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10 Mar 14

Norwegian-Pakistani Movie Triumphs at Belgrade Festival

The main prize at this year’s Belgrade international film festival went to Iram Haq’s ‘I am Yours’, about a Pakistani woman living in Norway who gets caught up in a culture clash.

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07 Mar 14

Albania 'Sold Off' Parts of Butrint, Watchdog Says

Documents obtained by Balkan Insight show that Albanian authorities used land in the Butrint archeological park to compensate property seized under the Communist regime.

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26 Feb 14

Belgrade Welcomes a World of Movies

FEST, one of the biggest film festivals in the region, will feature Lars Von Trier’s controversial ‘Nymphomaniac’ alongside scores of films from Serbia and the rest of the world.

Reviews

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08 Jan 14

Retracing Edith Durham’s steps

It’s hard to find an Albanian who doesn’t know about Edith Durham, the British writer and traveller who spent the greater part of her adult life studying and advocating for Albanians in the early 1900’s.

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22 Apr 13

Cheap and Cheery Beers in the Office

If you’re looking for a low-budget, no-frills, ‘Cheers’-style ambient, take a punt on Kancelarija.

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18 Mar 13

Diagnosing Kosovo

Hamza and Zizek’s “From Myth to Symptom: The Case of Kosovo” deconstructs the NATO intervention and independence.

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11 Feb 13

An Odyssey Into One's Own Lost World

Through the story of ancient hero, this play speaks of all the modern wanderers who flee reality and draw up ‘false maps’ to prevent themselves from admitting they are lost.

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26 Dec 12

Viewing Yugoslavia, From Start to Finish

New Exhibition at the Museum of Yugoslav History, ‘Yugoslavia from the Beginning to the End’, presents many of the historical, ethnological and economic diversities that made up the former state.

Culture Policy Focus

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24 Mar 14

Topola, Serbia’s Royal Heart and Soul

In the midst of the hills south of Belgrade, known as Šumadija lies Topola, the hearth of the modern Serbian state and, some say, ‘its very own Provence’.

Blog

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06 Nov 13

This ‘Jesus’ offends those only who robbed us

I don't want greedy clergy and ambitious politicians protecting me from the truth about Serbian’s greedy and very secular society.