“Tolerance is not just a moral duty”
(from the UNESCO definition)
Festival of Tolerance, founded 10 years ago in Zagreb, gradually expanded its activities, not just with its program, but also geographically, outside the Croatian borders to neighboring countries - Austria, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. The concept of cultural and educational character proved to be very successful, as evidenced by data on more than 100 000 visitors who attended the film screenings, almost 15 000 young people who took part in a 35 Education Mornings on the subject of the Holocaust and tolerance, organized in cooperation with schools, colleges and local governments, as well as many visitors of concerts and exhibitions which are organized with the aim of attracting as many different audiences as possible and providing the opportunity for the public to speak out in their own language about the examples of (in) tolerance.
The program opens a short film by Croatian authors Zlatko Bourek and Paul Stalteri "Wiener Blut", which represents the author's own memories of the beginning of World War 2, and is visually inspired by the art of Otto Dix and George Grosz, followed by screening of Burhan Qurbani "We are young, we are strong ", which discusses the xenophobic outbursts and riots that occurred in newly united Germany, in Rostock in 1992, the story is shown through three different individuals and three different views of the situation.
"In silence" and "The man who saved the Louvre", are just some of the great films that were extremely well received on 9th Festival, and which will be presented in Podgorica.
There will be 2 panels of discussions and debates, the concept which has shown itself as a great success in previous editions; then 2 Educational mornings; an exhibition on Anti-Masonic posters, which opens on at KIC Podgorica.
The project is co-financed from the Europe for citizens fund - EACEA European Remembrance.