1. Harper Project Vignette


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    “We chose Harper, Liberia because of the courage and strength of the people of Liberia to continue the difficult process of rebuilding their country after the destruction and devastation of many years of civil war.” - Director of Beyond the Walls Gayle Embrey. This vignette was created as part of the documentary film project Beyond the Walls. It provides an environmental portrait of post-war Harper Liberia, and explores the impact of the Visions of Hope project through interviews students, Colors of Connection co-founders Laurie Reyman and Christina Mallie and other members of the Harper community.

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    • Dokufest 2014 @Kosovo


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      There is a little miracle among European film festivals and its happening in Prizren, Kosovo. Few people started film festival in Kosovo after the war in a country with only two cinemas. And it became one of the most important cultural events in the country. And one of the best festival in Western Balkans. Directed, shot and edited by Jaro Ridzon Dokufest - http://dokufest.com Film supported by Kosovo Foundation for Open Society - http://kfos.org Shot on Canon 5D MK3 and GoPro Hero3

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      • Muscle Memory - Trailer


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        Muscle Memory was selected for the IWM Short Film Festival (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections-research/iwm-short-film-festival) Dorothy and Percival, an elderly couple, seek revenge on the reporter Terry for allegedly slandering their son Daniel. Daniel is currently in jail for an unknown crime committed during his time as a soldier which he may or may not have committed. Things escalate when Terry’s wife Paula appears, demanding for the punishment to cease.

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        • Tracing A Trooper directed by Eirlys Tynan


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          A letter to an 11 year old school girl in England from a WW2 Tank Trooper in 1945 inspires a search that gives a personal background to the broader theme of 'Winning the war, but losing the peace’. From Wales to Bromley, Eirlys Tynan traces her own past to see how the hope of the post-war period has fared in light of present day England. Directed by Eirlys Tynan Produced by Michael Tynan

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            The Trebevic used to be a powerful symbol of Sarajevo: considered a sacred mountain since the times of ancient Slavs, Trebević was declared national park by Marshall Tito’s government. So close to the city, but at the same time so green and wild, during the second half of the past century it became the privileged destination for Sarajevans’ day trips. With the construction of a popular cable-cab that led directly from the city centre to the first top, the bond between the city and the mountain grew even stronger: Trebević used to be, literally, a part of Sarajevo. In 1984 the Olympic Winter Games took place there, an event that marked a turningpoint in the town’s history, the last moment of glory before the catastrophe. As war broke out in 1992, the mountain was occupied by Serb-Bosnian troops, becoming one of the main enclaves the city was besieged from. During the 3 years and a half of conflict, all the facilities were destroyed and today the landscape still wears the unequivocal scars of the actions that took place there. In 1995 the Dayton’s Peace Agreements froze the frontline, therefore the mountain was divided by the Interentity Boundary Line which separates the Croat-Muslim Federation from Republika Srpska. After the war, Mount Trebević was almost completely abandoned, partly because of the presence of mine fields, partly because the main facilities for sport and leisure were completely destroyed, but above all due to the negative symbolism of a place crossed first by the frontline, and later by an invisible but still powerful border. Nowdays Trebevic remains frozen in time, and the ruins of the old facilities wasted by the war still loom over its landscape, making it an ambiguous, ghostly territory. Enhancing the photographic work with the methodological tools of social anthropology, the porpouse of this long term project is envolved into the past and present of a forgotten place. Photographing the mountain is a challenge, because it goes beyond the simple picturing of its natural heritage, its people and some old ruins. So, it goes far beyond the surface. There is a great perception of an invisible weight of it: there are memories still difficult to digest, a constant mourning and a persistent feeling of abandon and oblivion, of the stillness of the state of things. What we have here is not just abandon but the removal, in the psychological sense of the word, of a place that embodies a massive complex of painful memories and all the frustrations of the present time in Bosnia Herzegovina. Some major issues are concentrated here: nostalgia for the Yugoslavian times, war traumas, reconstruction of multiple identities, visible and invisible borders nationalism, bad politics and corruption.

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            • Processes of Intergroup Reconciliation - Education, Enlightenment and Empathy


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              by Sabina Čehajić-Clancy, PhD Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, BIH

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              • BADJAO - Zamboanga City


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                This preliminary footage is part of a documentary I am directing/producing about the Badjao, the seafaring people of the Philippines. Zamboanga City has a large population of Badjao that live in seaside villages, however, these villages have been reduced to ruin due to the recent "Siege" in September involving the Philippine government and the Moro National Liberation Front. The villages were burnt down during The Siege, displacing thousands of families. The city's stadium became an evacuation center, where the displaced have been living for more than three months. Traditionally nomadic people, the Badjao are in a particularly precarious situation. They have lived in the seaside villages of Zamboanga for decades, however, they do not own the land in these areas. Their hopes to return to these villages and rebuild their lives have been met with nothing but problems. In late November, local government agencies began transporting Badjao families to mountainous areas hours away from the seaside villages they called home, an utter disregard of the livelihood and culture of the seafaring people. To help the relocation of the Badjao, please sign the change.org petition to the mayor of Zamboanga: http://www.change.org/ph/mga-petisyon/mayor-ma-isabel-climaco-zamboanga-city-director-zenaida-arevalo-dswd-region-9-relocate-conflict-affected-100-badjao-families-in-coastal-barangays-not-in-the-mountains?share_id=JjCEsgqtnq&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

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                • Rijk Nijlân (English subtitles)


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                  Leeuwarden, like many Dutch cities, has a vast amount of post-war four level apartment buildings which are facing an uncertain future: they face an aging population, more and more single person households and their low rent is about to be surpassed by their energy bill. This typology is however indispensable for their low rents, which is why any improvement or renovation increasing the rent is undesirable. .FABRIC, O+A and Dijk&Co propose a plan for the Nijlân neighbourhood which synchronizes investments by stakeholders such as municipality, housing corporation, inhabitants and regional companies. Reorganizing energy-waste networks and water treatment, activating public space and stimulating initiatives by inhabitants make Nijlân more sustainable in an ecological, economical and social way.

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                  • Total Recall: The ruins of our memory. A lecture by Dirk van den Heuvel. 5 September 2013


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                    The relationship between modern architecture and history is a highly complex one: one that goes much deeper than the superficial contrasts between past and future, tradition and modernity. This was the theme of a lecture by Dirk van den Heuvel hosted by The New Institute on Thursday 5 September, The lecture was part of The New Institute’s summer programme entitled ‘The Ruin’.

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                    • The Responsibility to Remember


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                      Marcel Floor of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport delivers a keynote address at the Third Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in Sarajevo on June 30, 2012

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