What is democracy today, what does it imply and what are the most important inscribed concepts without which democracy cannot function? Is democracy possible? Is there an alternative to democracy? What is the optimal form of democracy?
We talked to 62 groups of citizens, initiatives, activists, professional associations, and political parties from Kosovo, Serbia and North Macedonia aiming to discover how both democracy and the future are understood today. The answers we heard were extremely heterogeneous and ranged from the viewpoint that the “essence of democracy is the engaged citizen, dedicated to public welfare” to the standpoint that “democracy is a wrong idea due to human nature which cannot function in such a system”.
Performing Democracy is a collaborative project between Kiosk from Belgrade, Kontrapunkt from Skopje, and DokuFest from Prizren.
The project was supported by: the Balkan Trust for Democracy, the project of the The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Allianz Kulturstiftung; Open Society Foundation Serbia, and the European Fund for the Balkans.
Project authors: Ana Adamović and Milica Pekić
Editorial team: Ana Adamović, Eroll Bilibani, Iskra Geshoska, Veton Nurkollari, Milica Pekić, Artan Sadiku
Social game, dramatist: Katarina Pejović
The exhibition can be previewed from 12:00 on Saturday 6 August.
Performing Democracy Social Game, Tuesday 9 August
Master of Ceremony: Lulzim Bucolli
15:00 @ Shani Efendi Garden
12:00 / Sat 6 Aug, 2022
10:00 / Sun 7 Aug, 2022
10:00 / Mon 8 Aug, 2022
15:00 / Tue 9 Aug, 2022
International Documentary and
Short Film Festival
Marin Barleti Street
20000 Prizren, Kosova
+383 29 233 718