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“Depth Two” awarded Best Balkan Documentary at DokuFest

“Depth Two” awarded Best Balkan Documentary at DokuFest

Depth twoThe winners of 15th edition of DokuFest were announced at the award ceremony held today at the Lumbardhi Cinema in Prizren, after the jury deliberation. 107 films ran for awards in six competitive categories, as well as the audience award.

The 9-day festival activities included the screening of 238 films representing 57 countries, workshops, panels, debates, masterclasses, exhibitions and a series of live acts under the DokuNights with world stars such as Om†ar Souleyman and Yasmine Hamdan performing. Prizren once again became a city fully immersed in the celebration of cinema and culture.

Balkan Documentary Competition Winner: “Depth Two” by Ognjen Glavonić.

Jury: Eric Hynes, Marek Septimus, Maria Bonsanti

Statement: For a film that we all found to be as cinematically accomplished as it is morally devastating, employing a language to fit its subject that combines audio witness with footage of tragically unpeopled landscapes, putting the viewer in a position of both historical reflection and present outrage, and providing a layered, emotional and intellectual engagement that we won’t soon forget, it is with deep admiration, gratitude and enthusiasm that we award Best Balkan Documentary to DEPTH TWO by Ognjen Glavonic.

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In Serbia, anniversaries to lament

In Serbia, anniversaries to lament

b92_logoSeventeen years ago, the Bytyqi brothers from New York were murdered and dumped in a mass grave by Serbian special forces. Today, Serbia’s leaders continue to deny closure and justice to the victims and their families.

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Srebrenica: Victims’ 21-years-long search for the truth and its acknowledgement

Srebrenica: Victims’ 21-years-long search for the truth and its acknowledgement

Logo_FHPOn the occasion of marking the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) organized a debate dedicated to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide. The panellists Nidžara Ahmetašević, Ivica Đikić, Florence Hartmann and Dejan Anastasijević discussed before a hall full of people at the Centre for Cultural Decontamination, the responsibility for the killing of several thousands of people in and around Srebrenica during July 1995, and the years’ long struggles of victims of this crime for the truth and its acknowledgement.

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Open Letter to E.U. & U.S. Leaders

Open Letter to E.U. & U.S. Leaders

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8 July 2016: To mark the 17th Anniversary of the Bytyqi murders, please read this Open Letter to European Union and United States leaders on the failures of Serbia’s war crimes processes and in the Bytyqi case. The letter is signed by nearly forty experts with considerable experience in government, academia, and within the NGO community on the Balkans.


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Regional School of Transitional Justice – Journal

Regional School of Transitional Justice – Journal

post_zbornik_IIThe selected papers written by the students of the third generation of the Regional School of Transitional Justice have been gathered in the third issue of the Journal of Papers. The student papers published in this issue deal with topics related to the process of transitional justice in post-Yugoslav countries, including war crimes trials, victims’ right to reparation and reconciliation.

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