Patron of our documentary: Gesine Schwan!
September 23, 2009
Gesine Schwan took up the patronage for the SEE.ID film documentary project “Hej Sloveni! YU-Nostalgia as phenomenon of everyday life”!
Gesine Schwan is a popular German political scientist. She was President of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder for a long time. Gesine Schwan is engaged in fostering the relations to Eastern European countries, especially with bordering Poland. In 2004 and 2009 she run for the office of the Federal President of Germany for the Social Democratic Party (SPD). She initiated the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance in Berlin. Now she decided to support our project actively!
Gesine Schwan wrote about the film documentary project: “Your initative about the filmic treatment of the topic of YU-Nostalgia advocates norms like tolerance and freedom and supports the regional and international cooperation. Your work enhances the critical reflection of the events taking place in the Nineties in South-Eastern Europe, that are still shaping the discourse on the unification of Europe at its Southeastern border. That’s why I wish you and the project under the auspices of the cultural association “SEE.ID – In Dialogue with South-Eastern Europe” further support and attention not only in Germany, but also in our neighboring countries, especially in South-Eastern Europe.”