Still from the documentary 'War and Peace in the Balkans'
Sunday 15 March 2015 -
11:00 to 12:00
Pavlos Zannas Cinema, Thessaloniki


Following its première in Athens in February, we're delighted to invite you to a screening of the documentary War & Peace in the Balkans, which is taking place as part of the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival we're organising in collaboration with Anemon Productions and the Goethe Institut Thessaloniki.

Watch the trailer.

Admission is free.

When Sunday 15 March 2015, 11.00
Where Pavlos Zannas Cinema
10 Aristotelous Square
546 23 Thessaloniki


In collaboration with Anemon Productions and the Goethe Institut, and with the support of the Media Programme of the European Union, we're organising the première of the documentary War & Peace in the Balkans.

The screening will be followed by a discussion between historians Philip Carabott, Christina Koulouri, Jörn Leonhard and Dubravka Stojanovic.

Watch the trailer.

Admission is free and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Doors open at 17.30.

Simultaneous interpretation of the discussion from/into Greek/English will be provided.

When Thursday 12 February 2015, 19.00
Where Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall
Vas. Sofias Avenue & Kokkali Street
115 21 Athens


The Great War was a watershed: it affected the lives of millions of people across Europe. It led to the formation of the Balkans of the 20th century. It was here in the Balkans that the unprecedented bloodshed of 1914–18 began; the first conflict in history with casualties measured in the millions.

War and Peace in the Balkans marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. It begins with the assassination of the Archduke of Austria in Sarajevo in June 1914 and ends with the compulsory exchange of populations in the region in 1923 and the finalisation of nation states.

The documentary reconstructs this lost world, using the first documentary films, extensive newsreel footage, the first colour photographs and works by artists, photographers and photo journalists. The film includes material from Gaumont Pathé, the Australian War Memorial, the Imperial War Museum, Footage Farm, Critical Past, and NARA (National Audiovisual Archive USA), as well as from the National Archives of Albania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Austria, and from university libraries in the United States.

The film was produced in collaboration with the Eye Film Institute (National Audio-visual Archive and Film Museum Holland), which was involved in research and providing unpublished archival material from the First World War in the Balkans and Asia Minor.

The film includes interviews with historians:

  • Philip Carrabott (Kings College London)
  • Christopher Clark (Cambridge University)
  • Vesna Goldsworthy (Kingston University, London)
  • Ian Beckett (University of Canterbury)
  • Ulf Brunnbauer (SE European Studies, Regensburg)
  • Hannes Grandits (Humboldt University, Berlin)
  • Halil Berktay (Sabanci University, Istanbul)
  • Mark Mazower (University of Columbia, NY)
  • Thomas W. Gallant (University of California)
  • Dubravka Stojanovic (University of Belgrade)
  • Misha Glenny (Author of The Balkans)
  • Jay Winter (Yale University)


For further information, please contact us:

Thessaloniki & 2310 378 314
Athens & 210 369 2337