14 November 2012
London Public screening of ESI Croatia documentary: Twilight of Heroes Croatia, Europe and the International Tribunal
Vesna Pusic – Ivo Sanader – Ante Gotovina – Carla del Ponte – Stipe Mesic – Ivo Josipovic
Vesna Pusic – Ivo Sanader – Ante Gotovina – Carla del Ponte – Stipe Mesic – Ivo Josipovic

ERSTE Stiftung, Open Society Foundation, and the European Stability Initiative
are pleased to invite you to a film screening and panel discussion

Twilight of Heroes – Croatia, Europe and the International Tribunal

14th November, 2012, 18:00-20:00

Open Society Foundation offices
7th Floor, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank
London SW1P 4QP

This documentary tells the riveting story of the next member state of the European Union: how Croatia, isolated in late 1999, broke out of its isolation, came to terms with its recent past, opened up to the rest of Europe and its neighbours and in the end convinced the rest of Europe that it was ready to join the EU.  

All the major protagonists have been interviewed for this film – presidents, prime ministers, international prosecutors, nationalists and Europeanisers. The film is also a reminder how the European idea can be an inspiration for dramatic change.

The film was produced by Gerald Knaus and Fritz Ofner based on ESI research and is part of the Return to Europe film series www.returntoeurope.org  supported by Erste Stiftung.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion on “Why Croatia matters – a story of international justice and EU soft power”.  The panel members are Gerald Knaus, Founder at ESI (moderator), Minna Jarvenpaa, International Advocacy Director at OSF and Julian Borger, Diplomatic Editor at The Guardian.

The panel discussion will be followed by an opportunity to sample some Croatian wine and Croatian fusion-style snacks.

Please RVSP to Yvonne Thomas yvonne.thomas@opensocietyfoundations.org by 7th November 2012


ERSTE Stiftung  Open Society Foundations  ESI

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