Haris Pašović

Speaker, Moderator
Director, East West Centre Sarajevo.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Internationally acclaimed theatre and film director, Haris Pašović, made his name in the late 80s with his landmark production in Belgrade of Wedekind’s “Spring’s Awakening”. When Sarajevo fell under the Siege, Pašović returned to his home city. During this dramatic period, he directed plays and also created the first Sarajevo Film Festival themed as “Beyond the End of the World”. Pašović produced the legendary “Waiting for Godot”, directed by Susan Sontag. His feature documentary “Greta” about Greta Ferušić, a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp and the Siege of Sarajevo, was shown at the New York Jewish Film Festival and other festivals around the world. Pašović’s shows played at the Edinburgh International Festival; Festival d’Avignon; UK City of Culture; Singapore Arts Festival; National Arts Festival of South Africa, Napoli Teatro Festival Italia and many others. His “Hamlet” by Shakespeare played at the Baltic House in St. Petersburg among the other places.

Pašović is a director of the East West Centre Sarajevo and the Sarajevo Festival of Politics and a professor at the Preforming Arts Academy Sarajevo; Academy of Arts Novi Sad, Serbia and IEDC Bled School of Management, Slovenia.

His essay “Divine Uncertainty and Fall of Nationalism” opened the BBC World Service series “Great War.” He also took a part in New York City’s Lincoln Centre Global Exchange conference; St Petersburg Cultural Forum; Europa-Forum Wachau, Austria; Clinton Global Initiative; Central European Forum in Bratislava; Papandreou Symi Symposium Crete and Silk Road Forum at the China Shanghai International Arts Festival. Pašović is currently director of Mittelfest, Italy.
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