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Greetings from Kosovo

It’s Europe’s most difficult territorial question: the future of Kosovo. Talks to settle this critical issue have just started. A key moment chosen by SEETV to release a major 50 minute documentary to explore the nature of the dispute.

A mixed production crew (Albanian and Serb), travelled around Kosovo to meet ordinary people from both communities- in cities and villages, in enclaves and monasteries, in schools, cafés and hospitals. They talked to leading figures in media and political life, from moderate and radical circles and from international organisations. Exploring the mosaic of daily life in the disputed land, exchanging views and perceptions on the present and the future.

For both communities, it’s clear that the current situation has to change. But there are radically opposed views on what the future status of Kosovo should be. Can the deadlock be broken? Can Europe be the key to Kosovo’s future?

The documentary includes interviews with the following personalities:
Javier Solana – EU High Representative / Giuliano Amato – Chair of the International Commission on the Balkans / Erhard Busek – Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe / Gareth Evans – President of International Crisis Group / Tim Judah – journalist / Minna Jarvenpaa – former UN Administrator of Mitrovica / Richard Holbrooke – former US Ambassador to the UN / Bajram Kosumi – Prime Minister of Kosovo / Hashim Thaci – Kosovo Democratic Party leader / Veton Surroi – leader of ORA opposition party in Kosovo / Nexhat Daci – Speaker of the Parliament in Kosovo / Albin Kurti –Leader of Kosovo self-determination movement / Soren Jessen-Petersen – Head of UNMIK / Vuk Draskovic – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro / Goran Svilanovic – former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro / Sanda Raskovic Ivic – Head of Coordination center for Kosovo and Metohija / Dusan Batakovic – advisor to Serbian President Boris Tadic / Oliver Ivanovic – Serbian Member of Kosovo Parliament / Aleksandar Vucic – Serbian Radical Party/ Zoran Zivkovic – former Serbian Prime Minister.

The film is produced with the support of the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium), and the Fund for Open Society in Belgrade and Pristina.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE
-TVB92 in Serbia on 19 December 2005 at 21:00
-RTK in Kosovo on 23 December 2005 at 22:00
-TVCG in Montenegro on 30 January 2006 at 21:00
-BHT1 in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 7 February 2006 at 22:30
-HRT in Croatia on 16 February 2006 in the `Reporteri` programme
-EURONEWS between 3 and 9 March 2006, extract of the documentary in the "Europeans" magazine programme

The film was also shown at the High-Level European Policy Summit `Bringing the Balkans into Mainstream Europe` on 8 December 2005 in Brussels.

Should you be interested in receiving the full script of the documentary, please send an e-mail to info@seetv-exchanges.com

Produced by SEETV
Directed by Dusan Gajic in collaboration with Fatos Bytyci
Edited by Bernard Logé and Goran Kovacic
Pictures by Miodrag Trajkovic and Mumin Jashari
Music by Vlada Divljan