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Balkan Trafik, the Brussels festival born in Kosovë

Konitza Cultural Association invites you to an evening with Nicolas Wieërs

What is the fascination of this corner of southeast Europe, rich in history culture and tradition and home to peoples renowned for their warmth and hospitality? For 17 years, the Balkan Trafik festival has been bringing a taste of the Balkans to the heart of Brussels through a passionate and eclectic mix of dance, music, drama, debates, exhibitions, local food and much more.

Boxers in KosovoOn 22 April, festival founder Nicolas Wieërs will be the guest of Konitza Cultural Association, in collaboration with Vlera, the Albanian Student Organisation in Belgium.

Service Social Juif, Av. Ducpétiaux 68, 1060 Saint-Gilles

Saturday 22 April   18h00 Doors open    

18h30  Screening of Nicolas Wieërs’ documentary on Kosovo: ‘BALKAN WHAT!’

19h00   Journalist Arta Tozaj will moderate an interview and discussion

19h45   Musical entertainment

Bar open – free entrance                           

Join us for an evening of debate, music and conviviality.    

It was a visit to Kosovo in 2003 that prompted Nicolas to launch Balkan Trafik. Now, 20 years later, he revisits the country. The documentary ‘BALKAN WHAT!’ tackles tough questions like the legacy of the war, poverty, environmental damage, emigration and isolation as Kosovars await EU visa liberalisation. But the former Belgian amateur boxing champion sets out to highlight the country’s diversity and the courage and energy of its young people.  

“Let me take you with me to the heart of a country whose human and cultural richness remains mostly unknown, to witness the creative energy that inspires people and, above all, to overcome the stereotypes and create a Balkan Trafik of cultures.”

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