“Mirëdita, dobar dan” festival in Prishtina from the 14th until the 16th of October

“Mirëdita, dobar dan” festival in Prishtina from the 14th until the 16th of October

The eight edition of the “Mirëdita, dobar dan!” festival, the unique cultural event that has been organized in Belgrade and Prishtina since 2014, will be held in Prishtina from the 14th until the 16th of October and will present the modern, cultural and social scene of Serbia.

As part of this year’s edition of the festival, citizens of Prishtina will have an opportunity to learn more about the cultural scene of Serbia – musicians, film and book authors, as well as to watch some of the most popular films made by Serbian authors. As in previous years, a part of the festival program will be dedicated to discussions and debates on important topics for the Kosovo and Serbian society, as well as the future of Kosovo – Serbia relations.

During the three-day edition of the festival in Prishtina, the audience will be introduced to popular artists, representatives of the modern cultural and social scene of Serbia.

This year, the “Mirëdita, dobar dan!” festival will be opened with the screening of the movie “Hold me right/Zaceli me” by Danijela Štajndfeld in Artmata Cinema, which tells the story of rape survivors, perpetrators of sexual violence, as well as the thorny path of speaking out about that violence and the healing process. Along with the premiere of Daniela Steinfeld’s film in Prishtina, the first day of the festival will also be marked by the performance of drag queens from Belgrade: Loakiin and Rubella Feminine, accompanied by Dj Jovijah.

On the second day of the festival, the Prishtina audience will be introduced to the book “The Other Serbia” after which there will be a debate called “Which is the other Serbia?” in the Palace of Youth and Sports (former “Boro i Ramiz” hall), in the Atelje hall. The audience should also expect the “Pavana and more” concert, pianists Branka Paralić and Nataša Penezić. This will conclude the second festival evening.

On the last day of the festival “Mirëdita, good day!” the book “Behind the Seven Camps” by Viktor Ivančić, Hrvoje Polan and Nemanja Stjepanović will be presented, the promotion of which will be accompanied by the debate “Culture as a political tool”. After the debate, also in the Palace of Youth and Sports, an exhibition with the same name – “Behind the Seven Camps”, by photographer Hrvoj Polan – will be opened.

The eighth edition of the festival in Prishtina closes with the film “Teret” by the Serbian director Ognjen Glavonić, whose screening will be held at the Armata Cinema.

The goal of the festival “Mirëdita, good day!” has been the presentation of the cultural scene of Kosovo in Serbia for eight years, as well as the Serbian artistic and cultural scene in Prishtina, through meetings of artists, exchange of ideas, discussions about the future of relations between the two societies, but also the creation of a tradition of cooperation between the citizens of Kosovo and Serbia.

The inspiration for the festival “Mirëdita, dobar dan” is Bekim Fehmi, a well-known Albanian, Kosovo, Belgrade and Yugoslavian actor who is a symbol of unity, as well as the possibility of connecting two cultural spaces into one unique entity.

Entrance to all events within the festival is free.

Festival “Mirëdita, good day!” organized by the organization Integra, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights, forumZFD, DAM Festival and Civic Initiatives, with the support of the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, the Swiss Office for Development and Cooperation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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