9 May 2013
Budapest Film screening of ESI Croatia film at the Central European University
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

The CEU School of Public Policy and the European Stability Initiative are pleased to invite you to

a film screening of

"Twilight of Heroes – Croatia, Europe and the International Tribunal"


Gerald Knaus, European Stability Initiative, Chairman

9 May 2013, 13.30-14:45

CEU auditorium

CEU School of Public Policy
Nador u. 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary


The documentary tells the riveting story of the European Union’s next member state: how Croatia, since 1999 has broken out of its previous isolation, came to terms with its recent past, opened up to the rest of Europe and its neighbors and, finally convinced the rest of Europe that it is ready to join the EU. 

All the main protagonists in these events have been interviewed for this film – presidents, prime ministers, international prosecutors, nationalists and Europeanizers. The film is also a reminder of how the idea of Europe 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.

Please send your RVSP to ilyesi@ceu.hu by 7 May 2013



The CEU School of Public Policy   European Stability Initiative

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