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“One Gun Between Five”: Presenting Past Trauma in a New Light “Film is that beam of light, the nearest thing we have to dreaming.” Cat Villiers of the Sarajevo Film Festival

by John O’Leary (CD-News Program Coordinator)

The well-established genre of the war movie is not short of landmark entries. A slew of Vietnam movies in the late seventies and eighties brought the harrowing topic to the point of exhaustion, and the Second World War has been so vastly oversubscribed that the all possible thematic avenues have been explored numerous times over. Cinema as a cultural tool is a powerful healing device, helping society come to terms with the brutality of fighting and dying. In the years before “Apocalypse Now”, for example Vietnam was a taboo subject for the American media, by presenting the insanity of war in such a visceral fashion; the US began to speak openly the catastrophic event. Continue reading

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Montenegro – Culture within the international context and European integration

This article from Aleksandra Boskovic, Adviser for International Relations in the Department of Cultural and Artistic Creativity was written after a Forum for Young Leaders organized by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in February 2011 in Berlin, and called “Art as Cultural Diplomacy: The Role of the Arts in Shaping Europe’s Future”. Continue reading

Cultural initiative in Monténégro : The Jazz Art Association

Jazz Art Association wants to promote jazz culture through education, exchange, networking and performance projects in Montenegro and throughout the Balkan region and beyond.

Jazz Art Association wants to promote jazz culture through education, exchange, networking and performance projects in Montenegro and throughout the Balkan region and beyond.

Jazz Art Association is a non-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting jazz music. Founded by Maja Popovic in 2009, this initiative had a catalytic effect upon musicians, educators, scholars, spectators, through concerts, workshops, festivals, teaching, mass media promotion, etc. It is based in Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro, and the Association gathers together music educators and musicians and scholars experienced in promotion, communication, and education in this field. Continue reading

The London Art as Cultural Diplomacy ConferenceAugust 21st, 2013

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