23 November 2012
Berlin Public screening of ESI Croatia documentary and debate with Croatian foreign minister Vesna Pusic: Twilight of Heroes Croatia, Europe and the International Tribunal
Debate between Vesna Pusic and Gerald Knaus. Video: das filmgerät / Jakob Schmerbeck

In a joint event with ERSTE Stiftung, Stiftung Mercator, and the European Council on Foreign Relations, ESI showed the latest documentary in its "Return to Europe" series to an audience of policymakers, dignitaries, and students at an event in Berlin hosted by Stiftung Mercator.

The Croatia film, Twilight of Heroes – Croatia, Europe and the International Tribunal, took place on 23 November and was attended by Croatia's Foreign Minister, Vesna Pusic, and Ambassador to Germany, Miro Kovac. The film explores Croatia's efforts to overcome its deeply conflicted political and social past following the wars of the early 1990s, and set itself on the path for EU accession. While many see the country's EU accession as almost inevitable today, Twilight of Heroes provided the audience with a convincing look at a country's determination to move beyond conflict. The screening of the film was followed by a debate between Vesna Pusic and ESI's Gerald Knaus.

Ich will Europa, "Wie viel Anziehungskraft hat die EU noch? Film- und Diskussionsabend zu europäischen Ländern aus der Nachbarschaft: Moldawien und Kroatien" ("What's left of the EU's power of attraction? Films and discussions on European neighbours: Moldova and Croatia") (23 November 2012)

Introduction to the film by Gerald Knaus. Video: das filmgerät / Jakob Schmerbeck
Introduction by Andre Wilkens, head of Stiftung Mercator Berlin. Video: das filmgerät / Jakob Schmerbeck
"Return to Europe". Photo: Sepehr Shahin
"Return to Europe". Photo: Sepehr Shahin
Croatian ambassador Miro Kovac and foreign minister Vesna Pusic. Photo: Sepehr Shahin
Croatian ambassador Miro Kovac and foreign minister Vesna Pusic. Photo: Sepehr Shahin
Audience. Photo: Sepehr Shahin
Audience. Photo: Sepehr Shahin
Olaf Böhnke (ECFR), Andre Wilkens (Stiftung Mercator), Vesna Pusic, and Gerald Knaus. Photo: Sepehr Shahin
Olaf Böhnke (ECFR), Andre Wilkens (Stiftung Mercator), Vesna Pusic, and Gerald Knaus. Photo: Sepehr Shahin
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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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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