8 October 2008
Serbia Exit Europe: Film screening at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin
State of EXIT
EXIT Festival in Novi Sad

"Serbia – Exit Europe"
(52 minutes, in English)

on Wednesday, 8 October 2008, at 19:00

Who killed the Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic in 2003? Why has the Radical Party been the strongest party in Serbia for so many years? How does Serbia deal with the crimes from the Milosevic era? And does the electoral success of the Democratic Party in May 2008 really mean that Serbia has freed itself from its bitter legacy and has chosen the EXIT EUROPE?

"Serbia – Exit Europe" seeks to answer these questions and is part of the TV project "Return to Europe", a series of 10 one-hour TV documentaries featuring countries and cities in the Balkans. The aim of the series is to acquaint viewers with this fascinating region and its peoples, their recent past and their struggle for a better future in Europe. The series is supported by ERSTE Stiftung and has been jointly produced by the German-language satellite channel 3sat, Austria's public broadcaster ORF and the TV production company pre-TV, in cooperation with the European Stability Initiative (ESI), upon whose research and analysis these films are based. The Serbia film has also recently been shown at an international conference in Barcelona and has received very positive feedback.

In addition, we will show a clip from another film of the series – "Bosnia - A miracle which does not shine" – for which ESI has prepared a comprehensive website.

Gerald Knaus, Chairman of ESI, will be available for discussion after the screening of the film.


Wednesday, 8 October 2008




Hertie School of Governance,
Forum B
Quartier 110,
Friedrichstraße 180,
10117 Berlin

Please confirm your participation by e-mail to Shaughn McArthur no later than Tuesday, 7 October.

Berlin, 8 October 2008: "Serbia – Exit Europe" – Film screening at the Hertie School of Governance

About us
Photo credits
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.

You can find out more about Alan Grant on his websites:
Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com