Speaker - Business as usual? The role of the arts and arts festivals in our time on Monday, 24 April | 15.00-16.30
Haris Pašović is a multiple award-winning director. When Sarajevo fell under siege, he returned to the city. During this dramatic period he directed plays and also created the first Sarajevo Film Festival. He produced the now legendary Waiting for Godot, directed by Susan Sontag. His feature documentary Greta about Greta Ferušić, a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp and the Siege of Sarajevo, was shown at the New York Jewish Film Festival at the Lincoln Centre and other festivals around the world. Currently Pašović is Director of the East West Centre Sarajevo and the Artistic Director of Sarajevofest Art and Politics. Among other plays he has directed Hamlet; Faust; Class Enemy; Nora; Europe Today; Conquest of Happiness and most recently his own plays What Would You Give Your Life For? and Uncovering a Woman. Pašović also teaches at several universities.
Haris is also the Chair of the EFFEA Jury (and previously he was member of the EFFE Jury).