Recent data indicates that the cultural heritage of the Ottoman Era in the Balkans is threatened, and that ethnic and religious conflict continues to threaten the region.
‘A Balkan Tale’ addresses these issues: it aims to stimulate public discourse about the history of the Balkans, to promote a sense of common history based on religious and ethnic co-existence, and to contribute to the public access and preservation of its cultural heritage.
It is a cross media project based on an exhibition of 50 specially commissioned photographs of Muslim, Christian and Jewish monuments in the Balkans, shot by five award winning photographers from Athens (Kamilo Nollas), Belgrade (Ivan Petrovic), Prizren (Samir Karahoda), Skopje (Ivan Blazhev) and Tirana (Jutta Benzenberg).
‘A Balkan Tale’ is a Goethe Institut project, produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. Anemon Productions has supervised its production, in partnership with over ten NGO’s and state funded organizations, and in collaboration with a team of historians led by Professor Christina Koulouri.
Balkan Tale Website