BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: SARAJEVO

THE JURY SPEAKERS

Amany (13)
My name is Amany and I am 13 years old.

I go to the elementary school ‘Grbavica II’ in Sarajevo.

I have one younger sister.

I train gymnastics and that is my favourite sport.

My hobby is to explore about animals. My favourite animal is the turtle. 

I love watching romantic films at the cinema or in my house. Also, I am good at playing the piano.

I prefer good communication among people.

I would like to become a successful Hollywood actress one day.

Boris (13)
My name is Boris. I am 13 years old.

I was born in Offenbach, Germany.

I live in Sarajevo since I was 3 years old.

I practice football and football is my favourite sport. I fantasize that one day I will be professional player.

My hobby is watching action and comedy films. When I have time I like to go with friends to the cinema and I like to watch movies with  my best friend Amany because of the more beautiful cinematic experience.

In the future I would like to study Law and to be a lawyer so I can have a private office. Also I like to learn and study languages like English and German.

SARAJEVO

Population: 275.524
Kids: 25.861 younger than 15
Number of cinemas: 3


Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its political, economic, trade, university, scientific, cultural and sports centre. Sarajevo is a city of long history, city of unique charm and traditional hospitality, a city where the East and the West meet, a city which had always been a place of encounter of different cultures and civilizations. Sarajevo became known throughout the world due to the assassination in 1914, which triggered the outbreak of the First World War- the first war of global, world impact. Unfortunately, the 1990s brought our city to the focus of world’s attention on account of the longest siege in recorded history.


Sarajevo is one of the rare cities where, within ten-minute walking distance, one can find the houses of worship of the major world monotheistic religions – the Orthodox and Catholic churches, synagogue and mosque. All those traditions enriched and made the cultural synthesis of Sarajevo unique. If we add to that the heritage of socialism, the strong cultural resistance which emerged during the siege, and the vibrant cultural scene of contemporary Sarajevo, we are left with a fascinating spiritual fabric.
The City of Sarajevo, with its Olympic beauties: Bjelašnica, Jahorina, Igman and Trebevic, was the host of the XIV Winter Olympic Games, which were the best organized Olympic Games up to that time. The richness of its cultural-historic legacy, and natural beauty, testify that Sarajevo is an increasingly more attractive tourist destination. Sarajevo is a city of festivals, with Sarajevo Film Festival, as the largest regional film festival, occupying a central place among them.