EPISODE 03 - Taxi to Sarajevo

October 5, 2018
EPISODE 03 - Taxi to Sarajevo

Yannic goes to Sarajevo to try to understand the complicated world of Bosnian politics ahead of the general elections.  There he discovers kafanas.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is often considered home to one of the most complicated political systems in the world.  In early-October, citizens will vote for the country's three presidents and MPs in multiple national assemblies.  As a young state, this is only Bosnia and Herzegovina 8th general election but many citizens seem to be disillusioned by the politics and feel that their vote cannot and will not change anything.  Yannic navigates the complicated world of Bosnian politics to look for where a new change might come from.

Bosch Alumni Network Event:
Bosnian Election Study Tour
Sarajevo
September 2018

Music in this episode:
Arrows of the Sun by N. Kramer
Polygons by Paternoster Poetry
Puzzle Pieces by Lee Rosevere
Get ready by Komiku
One cool Minute by Loyalty Freak Music
I came back downstairs and you were gone by Paternoster Poetry

 

Additional Information & Resources

Video:

"The Death of Yugoslavia"
BBC Documentary, Part One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDADy9b2IBM

Yannic's Interview with Edin Kukavica
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAk7_r2KXlc

 

PHOTOS:

Bosnian election study tour group in front of the Eternal flame memorial in Sarajevo. Credit: Kemal Softić/iac Berlin

Bosnian election study tour group in front of the Eternal flame memorial in Sarajevo. Credit: Kemal Softić/iac Berlin

 

Sarajevo bz night. Credit: Kemal Sotić/iac Berlin

Sarajevo by night. Credit: Kemal Softić/iac Berlin

 

Bosnians are very, very proud of their coffee. Here, in the front, some Bosnian coffee pots (džezva) at the central market of Sarajevo. Credit: Kemal Softić/iac Berlin

Bosnians are very, very proud of their coffee. Here, in front, some Bosnian coffee pots (džezva) and cups at the central market of Sarajevo. Credit: Kemal Softić/iac Berlin

 

Our reporter, Yannic, during a guided visit of the central Sarajevo; Credit: Kemal Softić/iac Berlin

Our reporter, Yannic, recording a guided visit of the central Sarajevo. Credit: Kemal Softić/iac Berlin

 

The group in Sarajevo Town Hall. Credit: Kemal Softić/iac Berlin

 

The group in Sarajevo Town Hall. Credit: Kemal Softić/iac Berlin