Silent Balkans

Anemon Productions   |   Greece

The story of how the coexistence of different peoples during the Ottoman Empire ended with the rise of nationalisms and conflict. A documentary based on the first photographs and films of the Balkans on the occasion of the centenary of the Balkan Wars. Produced in the framework of the cross-media project "A Balkan Tale". Released in 7 local languages, it narrates the story of the Balkan wars (1912-1914) from a regional rather than national perspective. The footage from national archives had not seen together before in a project which used archive material to appeal to wide audience. Stills and CGI really bring the last years of multiethnic coexistence to life.