In the Balkans it is a must. Ajvar is a sauce made of peppers. Many countries claim its origin, and many are the recipes. Here's one, based upon our journey in the Leskovac region of Southern Serbia. Photos by Ivo Danchev
Mila Turajlić, film director, author of Cinema Komunisto, was our guest at Dialogues on cinema, a series of events promoted in the frame of the European project Tell Europe to Europe
It has seven speeds and works without detergent. It can clean 5 heavy blankets in a few minutes. It 's the natural washing machine of Martin Brod, along the Una River, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A miracle which survived the war and is now protected by a Natural Park
From December 2012, for one year, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso carries out – with many partners – the project 'Tell Europe to Europe'
17 March 2010
Michael is on the tracks of the Indo-European language, Gianni is an Arbëresh and teaches Albanian at the University of Calabria, Monica was the first researcher in Italy to obtain a PhD in Albanology. A group of linguists travelling into the majestic beauty of Albanian mountains in a quest for lost words and languages. “Lips, eyes, ears” traces a portrait of an unusual job, introducing a special perspective on today's Albania, its culture, and its landscape
The extraordinary experience of a group of architects and sculptors in 1960s and 1970s Yugoslavia, introducing new ways to remember World War II and the victory upon Nazism and Fascism. The curse of history at the beginning of the 90s, with the nationalist forces using those same memories to manipulate the different national communities and lead the country into war. A journey into European memory of 20th century, the century that started and ended in Sarajevo. The DVD was produced thanks to the support of the Autonomous Province of Trento and the European Union.
12 October 2010
Nor Sunnies nor Shiites, heterodox Muslims of nomadic origins and mystical traditions: Turkish Alevis are estimated at around 10-15 millions against a total population of 70 millions. Enthusiastic supporters of Atatürk laicism, they were always seen with suspicion by the central authorities and the majority of the population. "The Lion and the Gazelle", a documentary film by OBC
Ten years after the massacre of July 1995, this is the story of the town that has become a symbol of ethnic cleansing and racist violence in Europe. The documentary brings the viewer from Tuzla - where women fight for the investigation of their loved ones' disappearance, through Potočari - former headquarter of international peace forces, and all the way to Srebrenica. Going back and forth between present times, history, and memory, parallel narratives unfold, surrounded by a sense of alienation, in the heart of a town where the conflict does not yet seem to have found an end. “After Srebrenica” was filmed thanks to the support of the Autonomous Province of Trento.