WAR & PEACE IN THE BALKANS

WAR & PEACE IN THE BALKAN

Andreas Apostolidis, 52 min. (Prod : Anemon Productions, GR)


On the edge of World War I

A landmark reassessment of the once multicultural and peacefull Balkan space, based on rare archive footage and colored one, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WW1. The War of the Balkans is considered by many as the grand rehearsal of the Great war, as empires historically engaged into war industry and massive killing. From the War of the Balkan to the end of the Empire Age and to the advent of nationalist movements, the film explores the relevance of the war to our world today, a result of a new mapping of Europe, as a world of ethnies disappeared through forced relocalisations for the sake of a Europe of nations, and majorities soon and still recently turned on minorities.

 
 

- FOCAL award 2014, Best use of footage award in history film

- Festival of tolerance, Jewish film festival Zagreb 2016

acquired and broadcasted by:

YLE - AJA Balkan - Histoire

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