The February 2014 Protests in Bosnia-Herzegovina
製作：Year 01 – Videocollective! ｜英文及塞-克語的(中英文字幕)| 波斯尼亞和黑塞哥維那 |60 分鐘 | 2018 |彩色
Year 01 – Videocollective! |english. and serbo-croatian (english and chinese subtitle) | Bosnia-Herzegovina |60 min | 2018 |color
|日期 date||時間 time||場地 venue|
|7/10 (一 mon)||下午2:30 p.m.||土家|
house of to kwa wan stories
|23/11(六 sat)||晚上7:30 p.m.||妖物唐三|
In February 2014, amidst economic stagnation and political corruption, workers without work and students without hope overcame ethnic divisions and took to the streets. The target of their fury was a government practicing “one country-three systems” which claimed they could resolve ethnic violence. This marked the beginning of the largest mass movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the end of the civil war in the 1990s.
Peaceful protests were met with heavy police crackdown; government buildings were burnt down by enraged crowd. In such circumstance, what exactly was the nature of violence?
When all that a corrupt regime was facing people’s rage, perhaps it was time to think about what was the ideal society we were seek and how could we realise the plan.
If privatisation exploited the blood and sweat of the labourers, could workers dispose of their bosses, retake the machines, and kick-start economic recovery with their own hands?
People experimented with organising autonomous working groups and practicing direct democracy. What were some of the experiences and hardship they faced along the way?
The passion for the movement faded. Disappointment spread across the country as no fundamental changes came out of the elections. One might wonder what was left of the movement, and how should people move forward from the scar/ruin.