International student film camp Interaction will gather, in Pozega, western Serbia, from 7 to 25 August, 20 participants from 15 countries, who are to shoot and edit four documentaries on the Arrivals-Departures topic. A book of essays to be published by Goethe’s Museum in Weimar, Germany, on the occasion of a new exhibition on the famous German poet, includes an essay of Serbian writer Ivan Ivanji – Goethe and Violence. At the 10th International Book Fair in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, a book by Serbian rock historian Aleksandar Raković, entitled Rock n’ Roll in Yugoslavia 1956-1968, was proclaimed best publication of the year. More from Dušica Maticki.
The 7th Interaction festival will gather students of film schools from Iran, Poland, Russia, Romania, UK, France, Israel, Egypt, China, Slovakia, India, the Philipinnes, USA, Macedonia and Serbia. During the first week, the students will make four documentaries in the following towns of Serbia respectively: Čačak, Užice, Kosjerić and Požega. After that, they will edit the material for the films, which are to be premiered on August 23, in the Požega Cultural Centre. The festival will also include an international master class in documentary films, entitled “INTERdoc 2012”, which is to gather participants from Singapore, USA, Italy, Russia, Finland and Equador. The lecturers are renowned film director Želimir Žilnik and film scholar Dragan Elčić.
In the selection of Dunja Kusturica, films taking part in the Kustendorf film festival competition programme will be shown and in addition to student films, the audience will be able to see the film “Old School of Capitalism” by Želimir Žilnik. The accompanying programme for students includes visits to Drvengrad, the Staro selo open air museum, the monasteries of the Ovčar and Kablar gorge, etc. and also a cruise on the Morava river.
A book of essays to be published by Goethe’s Museum in Weimar, Germany, on the occasion of a new exhibition on the famous German poet, includes an essay of Serbian writer Ivan Ivanji – Goethe and Violence. The essays in the book treat the subjects of genius, violence, love, nature and remembrance. The new exhibition will be opened on August 29, in the house where the great writer spent most of his life and where he died. In his essay, Ivanji points to the vicinity of the Buchenwald concentration camp, situated some 6km far from the museum, in a forest where, ironically, Goethe had written some of his most beautiful works. Ivanji was born to a Jewish family in Zrenjanin in 1929. In 1944 and 1945 he was a captive of Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. He has worked as a teacher, journalist, dramaturge, an assistant director in the Contemporary Theatre and the National Theatre in Belgrade, a diplomat and a translator for the German language for President Tito. His book have been translated into German, Italian, Hungarian, Slovakian and Slovenian and he himself has translated many books from German and Hungarian into Serbian and from Serbian into German.
At the 10th International Book Fair in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, a book by Serbian rock historian Aleksandar Raković, entitled Rock n’ Roll in Yugoslavia 1956-1968, was proclaimed best publication of the year. The book was published early this year, by the Arhipelag publishing house in Belgrade. The book is a history of Yugoslav rock n’ roll – from classical rock, to the beat and hippie movements and is based on comprehensive research and new interpretations of the initial stage of Yugoslav rock n’ roll. It includes interviews with many important persons in this field and an excellent selection of photos.