The first purely women band from eastern Slovakia. Musicians Monika, Lilly, Ema & Tina are performing under name Girls From The Moon. Even though, that in the past they were making remakes of the popular songs currently they are moving forward as the artists and they are introducing their debute single Stop, which had premiere on International Women Day.
Uhol Dopadu is Punk- alternative from Trenčín playing since 2008. Band which is dealing in their lyrics with the issues of interpersonal relations, ecology and social-political state of society. This is all hidden in fast, correctly aggressive and melodic music completed with rhythmic tunes of saxophone.
DJ Thomas Tracy works as a creative director for one of the most popular marketing agencies and he shares his knowledge also during his lectures at Comenius University. Despite his professional carrer, he still finds the time for his hobbies as making the wine and performing as a DJ. You can meet him behind his DJ mixer in Nu Spirit or during Desperate house vibes. Do you know the songs from Philou Louzulo, Fatima Yamaha or Hubbabubbaclub? He will show you that you can dance even to the music what you have never heard before. Organic house, afro, jazzy and of course vinyl only.
Divadlo Fí is multi genre platform. In the area of theater it is focusing especially on marionette theatre, art and experimental plays. Collective of professional artists, tries to react to the current social phenomenons. They deal especially with the questions of tolerance, human rights and freedoms. The platform exists and performs since 2015.
Project Brothers. And Sisters?, is focusing on the ancient myths and paganism. The aim is to show analogy in between the paganism, mythology and Christianity. In this play the myths are put next to each other with the purpose to show how similar they are. We create a scenic pictures, which are inspired by the materials from the nature. With the scenic picture we try to show the connection between Christianity with the other religions and by that ease and open the discussion about raise of xenophobia, islamophobia and homophobia in Slovak republic.
Joyce Pisarello is the member of global initiative Scholars at Risk. She is responsible for networking of institutions, support for SAR program, cultivation of new institutional relations and promotion of national sections. In past she was working as a volunteer of the peace mission in Kirgiz, where she was dealing with topics such as education, gender equality and development. She also worked in non-governmental organization for Center of social research, development and human rights in New Delhi in India.
Dr. Srirak Plipat is executive director of Freemuse, the leading global organization, which aim is to support and protect freedom of speech, ideas and opinion through art and music. Organization is focusing on the support, promotion and protection of defenders of human rights of the artists, musicians which are under the treat. In the past he was dealing with advocacy programs as a director for Asia and Pacific area for Transparency International or director of International program of mobility in Amnesty International in London. In the past he belonged to the active individuals, supporting and protecting the human right in Asia, where he worked as the member of working group for creating mechanism ASEAN for human rights and as a member of council for protection of human rights in Thai national Commission for human rights.
Olga Stefan was born in Bucharest, but she spent her childhood in Chicago. Currently she lives in Zurich. She is curator of many exhibitions and artistic writer and reporter of the past. She is leading the project The Future of Memory , Educating about Yesterday for better Tomorrow in organization Uma ed Romania Association.
Ján Gordulič studied film and television production at Academy of Performing Arts. He was acting in the popular relations Post for you as the postman Janko. He was writing scenarios for Mafstory and Professionals. He is a moderator of not correct broadcast about policy Hard week and he is producer and owner of the successful stand-up show Strong talks.
Martin Petrtýl studied political science and international relations at FSV UK in Prague, afterwards he worked in foundation VIA. He also worked at the Ministry of environment, where he coordinated Czech participation in the smaller European programs such as Phare, Interreg, LIFE or Norway grants. Afterwards he was send as a national expert to European Commission in Brussels to administrate several LIFE projects in Europe and also in Africa. To Post Bellum he came as a grantee fundraiser in March 2016 from Botanical institute AV ČR in Průhonice, where he worked at similar position for three years.
Tomáš Kriššák is the project manager in Open Society Foundation. He is dealing with the new media and its influence on society. He is moderator of the civic initiative #somtu (I´m here) and he is focusing for a long term on prevention of cyber harassment, online radicalization and polarization in society.
Rado Ondřejíček is not Cynická obluda (cynical beast) as Juraj Jakubisko is not Perinbaba. Beast is Rados project, however one of many, so you shouldn´t get confused. He created Cynical beast in 2012 and since then he fills it daily with ugly collages and comments about happening in society. Besides Cynical beast he also works on project Cuckoo and Man, who has too much time. She also wrote a book Homo Asapiens.
Martin Strižinec is moderator of RTVS and internal doctoral student at the department of journalism in Bratislava. Since May 2001 until 2009 he worked as a moderator in Radio Express and for four years he was moderating news and discussion relations in television TA3. Until 2014 he also worked in radio Anténa. Since 2013 he was moderator of most popular political debate O 5 minút 12 (in 5 minutes 12) on Jednotka. Currently he is finishing with this format and he will start on Dvojka as a moderator of the new program about science.
Peter Hanák is journalist of news web Aktuality.sk, he creates podcast Akuality Nahlas. He started in news, since 2012 he worked in Radiojournal RTVS. He was part of the group of journalist, which were opposing Rezník´s leadership of RTVS. He studied journalism (in UK), law and economy (in Rotterdam, Hamburg and Haife). He is external doctoral student in Charles University in Prague, where he deals with the relationship in between media and state.
Gestures of resistance
by Olga Stefan in the cooperation with Bratislava Policy Institute and PostBellum, edited by Filip Brunet, Alexandru Enache, and Cerasela Marin.
The documentary movie Gestures of Resistance connects the personal stories and memories from the survivors of the holocaust from Romania, Czech republic and Slovakia. The main connection in these four parts of this documentary is the world “resistance” – armed resistance, citizen/political resistance, resistance through art and resistance through solidarity.
The attempt of the authors of documentary movies is to show not only the natural resistance towards system, ideas and ideologies, which were in the start of 20th century leading the world, but also their attitudes towards current problems of the modern democracies, such as raise of the radical right wing movements, raise of populism and untrust in democracy and its institutions. Gestures of resistance uncovers the movie pictures from the protest movements, single acts of solidarity and they are also completed by single testimonies of the survivors, archive materials and art showing the resistance towards totalitarian ideas. The documentary “Gestures of resistance” with its links demand from the people to choose the way of fairness for everyone, so the whole society and individuals would resist the ignorance and isolation before it will be too late.
Universities & freedom
2019, 70 min
by Vít Janeček and Zuzana Piussi Logline: Idea and lifes in era, when education becomes selling good
Nothing characterize our era more, than shakes and changes of the social institutions, which we have seen in some continuity overreaching the horizon of one human life. Nothing is connected more with development and self-esteem of euro-american society than Universities.
Universities are gradually becoming the islands of expansion of the free, critical thinking, knowledge and powers growing into whole society and also one of the key pillars of the democratic culture. With commercialization and massification of education came also the new challenges, affecting symbolic and also practical levels of functioning of Universities from the specifics of lecturing and research, to the administration, municipalities and the whole system. How are the Universities dealing with keeping up academic freedoms generally? How do the challenges, which they have to face look like? What are the consequences of their failures? Are we able to distinguish them and give the adequate reaction? Some of the respondents are one of the main authors of the Guardian in the area of education sociologist Frank Furedi or linguist Noam Chomsky.