15th Festival of Tolerance To Be Held On 1-10 July In Zagreb

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About 50 films will be screened at the festival, including a Dutch music documentary, “Here We Move Here We Groove,” a Czech youth film, “The Pack,” which deals with peer violence in sports, the Oscar contender “Quo Vadis, Aida?” about the genocide in Srebrenica and others.

Festival director Nataša Popović said this year’s edition presented them with new challenges, but they were sure that the 15th Festival of Tolerance would be the biggest so far.

“What has been important to us all these years, to promote tolerance, solidarity, and peace, will continue to be our goal,” she said.

The visitors will also be able to see three exhibitions that will encourage them to think about what tolerance is and how far we are willing to advocate it.

“About fifty films from around the world have been selected in accordance with our mission, which is most easily described as advocating a democratic society, tolerance, and respect for human rights,” the Festival’s program director, Hrvoje Pukšec, said.

Exhibitions on the topic of refugees

The 15th Festival of Tolerance will also feature exhibitions dealing with refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers in Croatian society.

The aim is to raise awareness of the refugee problem by reminding the public that such a situation can happen to anyone and view refugees in the same way we view ourselves.

An exhibition and performance on the topic of refugees have been prepared in cooperation with UNHCR Croatia.

The program will also include an exhibition of photographs by award-winning Austrian photographer Christopher Mavrič prepared in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum, featuring portraits of people with disabilities. Finally, the author warns that we thought about the quality of life in old age.

The accompanying program includes performances by renowned musicians, such as Porto Morto, Vlatko Stefanovski, Edo Maajka, TBF, Dramas from Austria, and Ex Auro from Hungary.

Admission to screenings is free, and it is co-financed by the City of Zagreb, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), UNHCR Croatia, and other partners.

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