Archive for category: TransCulture

Reinventing bridges

Reinventing bridges

The call for submissions for the fourth edition of the Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival is now open. After three successive years of receiving inspiring films, young film-makers are again invited to share their vision with us through their film-making and to ‘Reinvent Bridges’.

The art of war – cultural policies and post-conflict reconstruction

The art of war – cultural policies and post-conflict reconstruction

Are post-conflict societies that foster, promote, and develop their cultural industries providing important reconciliation benefits to their communities? If so, should governments make cultural policy a vital part of their post-conflict reconstruction plans?

Journeys of belonging

Journeys of belonging

The British Council’s Our Shared Future project and the UN Alliance of Civilizations have just released a new video series, Journeys of Belonging, that brings to light the common threads that bind people of diverse ages, genders, cultures, religions, ethnicities and beyond.

More new writing from Serbia – post-modern excavations of the common life

More new writing from Serbia – post-modern excavations of the common life

Three new pieces of writing from Serbia take up and engage significant omissions in official history and public discourse – among them the homegrown democracy of the prosaic, the local and the pastoral interrupted by conflict, and death under uncompromising centralization and endless transition to nowhere.

The Cemetery of France

The Cemetery of France

TransConflict is pleased to present a second CRIC Project (Conflict and Identity) film, entitled ‘The Cemetery of France’, which examines new debates on the heritage of destruction at the Verdun battlefield.

Places that Died for France – Commemoration and Memory on the Verdun Battlefield

Places that Died for France – Commemoration and Memory on the Verdun Battlefield

As the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War One approaches, TransConflict is pleased to present a CRIC Project (Conflict and Identity) film, entitled ‘Places that Died for France – Commemoration and Memory on the Verdun Battlefield’.

Budapest backwards

TransConflict is pleased to present a short-film – entitled ‘Budapest backwards’, by Jeroen Sebrechts – winner of the prize for ‘Best Film’ at the third Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival, which recently took place in Tirana, Albania.

How to prevent the escalation of inter-cultural violence?

How to prevent the escalation of inter-cultural violence?

The spate of protests in the Muslim world has once again demonstrated the need to re-think politics, peacebuilding, media and finance in order to prevent the escalation of inter-cultural hatred and violence.

Talk to Me – Multilingualism and Communication

TransConflict is pleased to present information about the third Balkans

Northern Ireland – Living in the Half Light

Northern Ireland – Living in the Half Light

TransConflict is pleased to present a short film, entitled ‘Living in the Half Light’ , which explores the challenges of dual identity experienced by children and youth in Northern Ireland whose origins are from a different culture.

The Window in the Wall

The Window in the Wall

‘The Window in the Wall’ is a planned feature-length documentary filmabout the extraordinary stories of ordinary people, and their efforts to create windows in the physical and internal walls that divide them in Northern Ireland.

Mostar – a constant reminder

Mostar – a constant reminder

TransConflict is pleased to present a series of photographs exploring the constant reminders of Mostar’s tragic past, its present difficulties and the challenges that lie ahead in the still divided town.

Tuzla – a changing memorial culture for a new vision of Bosnia

A new research film by the European CRIC Research Project analyses the transformation of a city’s cultural heritage to find a more united vision for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Draw Down the Walls

Draw Down the Walls

‘Draw Down the Walls’ is a cross-community project which uses art to engage people in interface communities to imagine what Belfast could be like without barriers, whether they are physical or not.

Mostar – heritage reconstruction in a divided city

A new research film by the European CRIC Research Project analyses the unexpected outcomes of heritage reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina, twenty years after the outbreak of war.

Reflections on the siege of Sarajevo

Reflections on the siege of Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s ethno-nationalist politicians are the product of ethno-nationalist self-partition on the part of three groups of people, all of whom have been scarred by their wartime experiences.

Regaining the face

Regaining the face

“Regaining the face” is an experimental documentary by Pance Prendzov which explores the rebuilding of Macedonia’s capital, Skopje, 80% of which was destroyed by the July 1963 earthquake.

Belgrade – looking forward and backwards

Belgrade – looking forward and backwards

As Serbia takes another important step on the road towards the EU, TransConflict is pleased to present a series of photos capturing contemporary life in Belgrade; a city still scarred by the legacies of the nineties, particularly the NATO bombing campaign.

Sarajevo – beyond the siege

Sarajevo – beyond the siege

Over twenty years on from the onset of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ted Lieverman explores the progress of Sarajevo’s recovery – or not – from the almost four-year long siege.

Syntagma

Syntagma

Lucas Oldwine’s short film, ‘Syntagma’, explores the protests that gripped Athens in the summer of 2011; a vociferous and cohesive response against social injustices exposed and created by the economic crisis.