Project How do I see you? is a comprehensive program including mobility and exchange programs, such as exchange of creative young individuals, filmmakers and influencers from Serbia and Kosovo*, contributing to strengthening of mutual cooperation between Serbia and Kosovo* in the field of culture, art, film, media, human rights and activism.
In the mobility segment, the project consists of gathering and meeting of young people between the ages of 18 and 25 from Serbia and Kosovo* and their active participation in workshops and study visits focusing on research, exchange of opinions and ideas, development of media and film literacy, as well as exploration of shared goals, issues and experiences – all while using a video as a tool for creative expression. The project includes organization of 6 cultural exchange camps where young people from Kosovo* and Serbia are encouraged to engage in dialogue and cooperation, as well as the opportunity to get to know each other better and creatively express themselves through two-minute videos portraying how they see the Other. Camp participants also have the opportunity to take part in study visits, during which they visit numerous cultural organizations and institutions across Kosovo* and Serbia, learning about different cultural and artistic programs and practices.
The mobility program also includes exchange of young filmmakers, participants in Free Zone Documentary Filmmaker School and DokuLab. Each year, short documentaries produced are screened on both festivals as part of a special segment of the program called Future is here. Having in mind that media on both sides are selectively informing the public, leaving the youth with little knowledge on how their peers from Kosovo * live (and vice versa), the project also includes identification of events reported by media in Serbia and Kosovo* and analysis of their narratives. This activity aims to create special reports in a form of video exhibitions that will also be part of both festivals.
The mission of How do I see you? is to empower the youth in Serbia and Kosovo to confront social challenges, and discover the Other in these times of terrifying fake news and hate speech that have become the norm in our lives, finding a common meeting point.
How do I see you? is a project implemented since 2020 by DokuFest, Free Zone Junior program (Fund B92) and Free Zone Film Festival with the financial support of the European Union.
*Kosovo – all references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation’s Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.