New on Festival Bytes: Sarajevo: Rising to the Occasion

25 February 2014

“Rising to the occasion” is the motto of this year’s gathering EFA organises for festivals on an annual basis. The event is hosted by the Sarajevo Winter Festival and its Directore Ibrahim Spahic. In 2014, the festival celebrates its 30th anniversary; at a time when social unrest and demonstrations for justice and social rights hit the country and the city recently. We are 20 years after the siege of Sarajevo; and 100 years after one of the most disastrous wars, World War I, broke out due to an incident in this city. Yes: there are many good reasons to be in Sarajevo at this point in time. Read the full blog by Kathrin Deventer on Festival Bytes.