Screening of Srebrenica Mapping Genocide and Post-Genocide Society Video Documentary Animation (38min) followed by talks by Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and Svjetlana Nedimović 

Srebrenica -Mapping Genocide and the Post-Genocide Society project was launched in Sarajevo on 10.07.2015. It was produced by FAMA Methodology (a Bosnian NGO), and Gallery 11/07/95 with support from the British Embassy in BiH.

The objective of the project is to (1) identify; (2) animate; (3) engage; (4) educate; and (5) inspire a large audience across the territories of the former Yugoslavia and on global level. As unresolved issues from the past continue to send geo-political shock waves across the region -- affecting both economic and political stability of the region – it is imperative to understand the past in order to adapt to the future.

Created as a long term project, the School of Knowledge seeks to transform education about war, genocide and the phenomenon of urban/cultural/civilian resistance into a universal educational model – knowledge transfer platform reaching a large pool of individuals from ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Education is the key factor for all processes of social change especially in the post war societies transitioning from one political and social system to another. Causes of the problem in BH and its difficult recovery from war trauma lies in manipulation of the history used to deepen social segregation based on national identity and collective identification. The project is designed to rethink main ideological constrains recovering intellectual and emotional potential of the individual in crisis.

Bios:

Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC has practised as a barrister since 1971.  He worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – the ICTY – between 1998 and 2006 and led the prosecution of Slobodan Milošević, former President of Serbia.   Much of his work since has been connected to cases before the permanent International Criminal Court – Sudan, Kenya, Libya – or pro bono for victims groups – Iran, Burma, North Korea – whose cases cannot get to any international court.  He works for several related NGO’s and lectures and commentates in the media in various countries on international war crimes issues.  He has been a part-time judge since 1984 sitting at the Old Bailey and has sat as judge in other jurisdictions, tribunals and inquiries.  Between 2009 and 2012 he was Vice-Chair of the Bar Standards Board, the body that regulates barristers.

Svjetlana Nedimović currently works as a a sociopolitical activist and independent researcher in Sarajevo. Her latest work on Past as Political Resource appeared in edited volume African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity by P. Wagner (Edinburgh UP, 2015). Back in 2010 she designed and ran Puls demokratije, a media and education project for students, for three years and worked on a research project Trajectories of Modernity at the University of Barcelona in 2012. Until 2011, she taught Political Philosophy and Theory of the State at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, where she was also Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations. She received a PhD in Social and Political Science at the European University Institute in Florence. Previously, she received M.A. degrees in International Studies from the University of Durham and Nationalism Studies from the Department of Nationalism Studies at the Central European University in Budapest. Her research interests also include the role of  imagination in politics, political philosophy of H. Arendt, and the sources of political common and political action. Her published works appeared in Sarajevske sveske, Slovo, European Journal of Social Theory, Puls demokratije, MC Online, Dijalog.  

CURRENT: Parallel to research on unlearning of past political experience as the undercurrent of democracy-building in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr Nedimović is continuously active in what she terms as street politics or direct civic involvement in political decision-making in Sarajevo area.

For more information see here http://srebrenica.famamethodology.net/eng/#home

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