With a concert called “Evening of friendship between two cities” it was opened in Zagreb on Monday 12th edition of the festival ‘I BiH…Five Days of Sarajevo in Zagreb’.
Soprano Lejla Jusić, guitarist Elvir Solak and actor Damir Kustura took the participants of the event on a journey through Bosnia and Herzegovina’s musical heritage in the crowded garden of the Archaeological Museum, with the performances of the most beautiful sevdalines.
The guests from Sarajevo were joined on stage by actors Tea Šimić and Faris Pinjo.
The festival was opened by the ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Elma Kovačević-Bajtal, and among the many guests at the opening ceremony were Zdravko Zima, cultural adviser to the President of the Republic of Croatia, and Matija Vujica and Jurica Popović, Goran Grgić, Matija Prskalo, Majda Vejzović, Željan Klašterka , Nada Rocco, Sanja Rocco, Miljenko Mitrović, Sanja Pilić, Lidija and Nenad Kacijan.
The festival program continues today and tomorrow in the Tuškanac cinema with the “Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Evening”, which will include the screening of the documentary film “Everyone has their own Everest” (2023) by the auteur duo – Midhat Mujkić and Bosnia and Herzegovina alpinist Tomislav Cvitanušić, and on Wednesday to be shown the omnibus ‘What does Bosnia and Herzegovina mean to you?’ (2023), created in cooperation with the Conrad Adenauer Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sarajevo Film Academy.
On Friday, October 6, the special IN MEMORIAM program dedicated to Vlatko Filipović (1936-2019), multiple award-winning director and screenwriter, one of the founders of the Sarajevo school of documentary film, will be shown in the Napredko Cultural Center.
The festival “I BiH … Five Days of Sarajevo in Zagreb” ends on Saturday, October 7, with music, entertainment and song at the traditional COOLtour peak. which starts exactly at noon in front of Napredko’s skyscraper, where the audience will be presented with the music band Ante Gela accompanied by Vinko Ćemeraš, the winner of the music competition The Voice Hrvatska.
Admission to all screenings is free, and more detailed information about the program is available on the Festival’s Facebook page.
The festival has been hosted in Zagreb for the last 12 years numerous names of the Bosnian cultural and artistic scene, and numerous Croatian artists who present their work as part of the Festival “I BiH… Five Days of Zagreb in Sarajevo” have the opportunity to promote their cultural wealth in Sarajevo every year.
The festival “Ja BiH … Five days of Sarajevo in Zagreb” is organized by the Association for the Promotion of Culture and Art “Ja bih” in cooperation with the Croatian Cultural Society Napredak and the Napredka Cultural Center in Zagreb, with the support of the City of Sarajevo and the City of Zagreb, the organizers announced.