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Balkan Insight | Judging Movies Reconnects Balkan’s Divided Postwar Young

This article was published in Balkan Insight on January 28, 2019. by Sonja Borgmann SIT Fall 2018 Carleton College Joining a pan-Balkan arthouse film jury proved a transformative experience for youngsters brought up to think of their peers in other former Yugoslav countries as strangers and enemies. Before making their first trip to Kosovo for …

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The War Childhood Museum Shares Stories Of Kids Growing Up Under Seige

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This story was first published in Good on May 29, 2018. by Christina Noto SIT Fall 2017 Gettysburg College WHITE BALLET SLIPPERS SYMBOLIZE CHILDHOOD FOR MELA SOFTIC. She grew up during the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s. Her memories of youth are those of war. “Dancing was something that helped me survive [the] war,” …

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