To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishing of formal diplomatic relations between Sweden and Serbia, the Embassy of Sweden to Serbia organised a series of events throughout 2017, culminating in the December events.
The Swedish Embassy organised the Dialogue Club event, “On the media, responsibilities, new generations and activism”, in cooperation with Creative Mentoring, on 29th November, which included discussions between Gunilla Kindstrand, a Swedish journalist and editor at publisher “Mittmedia”, and Serbian journalist Tamara Skrozza. The event also saw Swedish activist Linda Skogsby, of the Fryshuset organisation, and Serbian activist Sanja Kljajić speak on the role of young people in social change.
The Yugoslav Film Archives Cinematheque, in cooperation with the Krokodil Association, organised the two-day Debate ‘Zeitgeister – Past, Present, Future’ on 4th and 5th December, dedicated to the impact of history on the forming of identity. Speaking about literature and Europe on this occasion were Swedish Ambassador H.E. Jan Lundin and historian Dubravka Stojanović.
During the festival ‘Swedish Cult Films – Spirit of the Times’, which was opened at the Yugoslav Film Archives Cinematheque by Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden Joachim Waern, the Belgrade public had the opportunity to see some of the most significant productions of Swedish cinematography.
And finally, as the crowning event, the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade celebrated a central piece of Swedish culture, Saint Lucia’s Day, at the Cinematheque on 11th December.