Tags / February
Aziz Cosovic, born in 1973, has been employed at the Holiday Inn for about ten years and has gone without pay for four months.
Mario, receptionis of the hotel, shows a photograph made in wartime.
Mario Franjevic lost invested shares during the privatization process with the Austrian company and has been taking part in the protests inside the lobby of the hotel. He does not believe in a resolution to the problem.
A source of pride for the Sarajeviti, it played an active role in the events related to the war that spread throughout the country between 1992 and 1995 . The difficult bureaucratic apparatus of the Canton of Sarajevo and the privatization of the Hotel led to a protest by employees.
In depth portrait of the Hindu Thaipusam festival held annually in Malaysia in January. A unique take on the events through the eyes of a participating couple.
This short documentary is produced in a "personal journey" or "character driven" style.
Piercing the body out of faith is a custom in most of the oldest religions. Though it may induce fear, doubt and anxiety, it is also associated with a certain sense of mysticism and spirituality. The viewer witnesses here the Thaipusam - the magical Hindu festival where devotees in a state of trance, painlessly carry offerings in the form of heavy burdens and/or have a range of intriguing attachments hooked to their body.
But beyond the images of unbelievable crowds and fanfare, the viewer can also witness the love, trust and devotion merging into an expression of faith through self-sacrifice.
For many, Thaipusam is all about the flourish and the obscure customs. For many tourists, it is the defining evidence of the unique multi-cultural life in Malaysia. For many amateur photographers, it’s one of those places where you capture that ‘one’ unforgettable picture. For some it's a story of love...