We would like to invite you to the 6th “Mirëdita, dobar dan” festival, which will take place on May 29 from 19:00 at the Center for Cultural Decontamination in Belgrade (Birčaninova 21).
Festival “Mirëdita, dobar dan!“ is a unique cultural event that has been bringing Kosovo’s cultural and social scene to Belgrade audiences since 2014. The festival’s aim is to initiate change and foster a tradition of cooperation through a meeting of Kosovo’s and Serbia’s cultural and social scenes, thus leading to a lasting normalization of the Belgrade-Pristina relationship.
The “Mirëdita, dobar dan!” festival will officially be opened on Wednesday, May 29th, with a screening of the Ismet Siljarine’s film “Cold November”, which has received multiple nominations and awards at international film festivals. The exhibit “Let’s make love” by Shkumbin Tafilaj will be presented on the festival opening day.
The context in which “Mirëdita, dobar dan” takes place this year is a specific one, one when the relationship between Belgrade and Pristina is at its lowest point since the start of the Brussels Agreement. The crisis that permeates the political dialogue directly and clearly reflects the daily lives of Serbia and Kosovo’s citizens, and further discourages the already scarce instances of collaboration between the two societies, not only in culture, but also in economy, sports, education and across all other fields. The festival sends out a clear message to the Serbia’s and Kosovo’s public – barriers must be broken, not built.
The inspiration for the “Mirëdita, dobar dan!” festival is Bekim Fehmiu, an Albanian, Kosovar, Belgrade, Yugoslavian and global actor who is a symbol of both unity and division, but also the potential of connecting the two cultural spaces into a whole.