The Graduates: Film screening + Q&A – Mon, 20th Nov 2023

Documentary film by Dušan Gajić, exploring Serbia’s ambivalent relationship with Europe. Followed by Q&A with the director, moderated by Dr Vana Goblot and Dr Aleksandar Brkić

Serbian high school graduates get together, 30 years later, in their former Belgrade classroom. They finished school in 1989. It was the year of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and their horizons seemed wide open towards Europe and the world. But instead, the Yugoslav wars broke out.

Through conversations with former classmates and questions from his daughter growing up in Brussels, the author tries an introspection of what has happened in the past 30 years. Today, in 2023, Serbian society is still entangled in some of the issues that plagued it back in 1989: Kosovo, its relations with its neighbours, the EU perspective, and the state of democracy.

Dušan Gajić is a European correspondent for the Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) and the founder of the independent production company SEETV, headquartered in Brussels. He has participated as a producer, screenwriter, director, and journalist-researcher in SEETV programs, documentaries, and series.

Since 2004, Dušan Gajić has worked as a Brussels correspondent for RTV B92 and RTS, closely following all the most important steps and developments in relations between Serbia and the Balkans with the European Union. Award-winning documentaries include Promise (2016), which won eight awards at international festivals, Long Trip (2010), Kosovo Diary (2008), Greetings from Kosovo (2006), which won the silver award for best political documentary at WMF, Hamburg and Attention: Culture! (2007) about the role of culture in transforming the image of cities in Eastern and Western Europe.

Organised in partnership with the Serbian City Club. Info and tickets HERE