As "The Stuart Hall Project" has been listed in the Cinema Documentary category for the 2014 Grierson Trust Awards, we take the opportunity to highlight director John Akomfrah in our featured people. 

Akomfrah has received the 2012 ECF Princess Margriet Award for his ground-breaking film oeuvre woven from perspectives that are often hidden from the mainstream narratives of European history. His films are at once poetic and essayistic - creative dialogues that pose intriguing questions about culture, migration, integration and intercultural exchange. 

Open Call for independent cultural and civil society organisations: the new TANDEM programme “Dialogue for Change” is based on our belief that cross-border collaboration supports not only dialogue, but also allows for the development of new forms of civic engagement. 

We are looking for change agents from Ukraine and the 28 EU member states interested in strengthening their capacities in community development and conflict resolution through the arts. The deadline for application is 15 September 2014.  

from our library

“Why are you holding a film festival in the middle of a war?” International Press Correspondent from besieged Sarajevo (1993)

“Why are they holding a war in the middle of a film festival?”  Haris Pašović, Director of the Sarajevo film festival “Beyond the End of the World"

As the 20th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival opened its doors on 15 August 2014, we are featuring an essay by scholar and historian Mirza Redzic retracing the history of the festival in our Narratives for Europe Reading Room.