6 August 2008
Return to Europe documentary is broadcast on Austrian TV from 13 August 2008

Beginnend am 13. August strahlt der österreichische Fernsehsender ORF 2 die ersten fünf Teile der Dokumentarreihe "Balkan Express" aus. Diese insgesamt zehnteilige Dokumentarreihe ist eine der anspruchsvollsten TV-Produktionen der letzten Jahre zu Südosteuropa. So gibt sie Menschen, die seit Mitte der 90er Jahre an der Rückkehr der Region nach Europa gearbeitet haben, eine Möglichkeit, sich zu ihrer gegenwärtigen Situation mitzuteilen: Künstler, Anwälte, Journalisten, Aktivisten, Bürgermeister und Fußballspieler steuern ihre Perspektive bei. Zehn 52minütige Filme vermitteln in eindrucksvollen Bildern einen neuen Blick auf die Gegenwart und die mögliche Zukunft der Region.

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Weitere Informationen zu Balkan Express finden sie unter www.balkanexpress.org.

Starting on 13 August, the Austrian TV station ORF 2 will broadcast the first five parts of the documentary series "Return to Europe". This alltogether ten-part documentary series is one of the most ambitious TV projects on South Eastern Europe produced in recent years. It gives people who have contributed to the region's progress since the mid-1990s the opportunity to comment on their present situation: artists, lawyers, journalists, activists, mayors and football players tell their version of the story. With powerful images, these ten 52-minute episodes provide a new perspective on the present and possible future of the region.

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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