Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Italian for Beginners

In October, a team from the Abrašević media center (including yours truly) spent a week in Turin to learn about web radio in a youth center called CPG. Below is a short video I made which some activities of the center. I especially love the breakdancers!


Abrašević Media Center has started up again with web radio-- the first, and only, web radio station in all of Bosnia-Herzegovina! listen to a wonderful mix of alternative music and news by going to www.abrasmedia.info and clicking on the link on the left hand side of the page.


I went to a refugee camp near Mostar in order to do some filming for a humanitarian organization (Mission without Borders), which works there. While there, I was struck by the problems these internally displaced people face, but also by the courage and creativity with which they live in such difficult surroundings. One man, Pavao Tuljić, played for us on a Bosnian traditional instrument called the šargija. (A šargija player is called a "šargijaš".) Below is a short video I made of an interview with him and then him playing. (For those who don't speak Bosnian, you might want to skip to the part where he is playing!)