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Alen: people and words from Sarajevo

Words and people from Sarajevo: Alen“Words and people from Sarajevo”, work in progress. Alen is an excellent pianist and opera singer. And most of all – for me – a very good friend. He lived and studied music in Sarajevo and his dream was always to live thanks to the music. Unfortunately he had to leave his beloved country because of lack of opportunities. After many years, thanks to his determination he went to Italy (his second country…) where he is now working as a singer. Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 2011 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

31 Mar 2014

Nudzejma: words and people from Sarajevo

Words and people from Sarajevo: Nudzejma“Words and people from Sarajevo”, work in progress. Nudzejma Softic, working with Al Jazeera, believes that “in our life we are often exposed to the injustice that comes especially from the media and through the media”. This is the reason why she decided to professionally invest herself in the area of journalism. “Al Jazeera – she says – has provided me the opportunity to publicly declare my support for those in need, as sometimes I needed. I reached the success just through our joint motto: honest and courageous, from every angle and every side”. Nudzejma, with the support of her family, is pursuing a battle for justice in order to release her syrian stepfather Abu Hamza, detained  for more than 5 years in the Immigration Centre of Sarajevo, because accused to be a “national security threat”. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 2014 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

24 Mar 2014

Eldin: words and people from Sarajevo

Words and people from Sarajevo: Eldin

“Words and people from Sarajevo”, work in progress. Eldin, 13 years old, sells kleenex in the streets and bars of Sarajevo and goes to school. He told me that he has no parents, no brothers and sisters. His grandparents take care of him. His dream is to be a soccer player. His wish is to work in a bar but first he wants to finish secondary school. Cafe Alfonso. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 2014 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

21 Mar 2014

Dzevada: words and people from Sarajevo

Words and people from Sarajevo: Dzevada“Words and people from Sarajevo”, work in progress. Dzevada Susko, first woman director of Institute for Bosniak Islamic Tradition. She strongly wishes that Bosnia and Herzegovina becomes a stable democracy, with less corruption and more employment. She would like to live in a country where people spends more time reading books and enjoy museums, galleries and theatres. She also wishes that media, politicians and some “self-appointed muslims” stop abusing islam and muslims because “muslims are peaceful, faithful to God and love Abraham, Moses, Jesus as well as Muhammad”. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 2014 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

18 Mar 2014

Mersiha: words and people from Sarajevo

Words and people from Sarajevo: Mersiha“Words and people from Sarajevo”, work in progress. Mersiha Sahinbegovic, director of the primary school “Porodice efendije Ramic”, a school especially committed to the integration of minorities like roma community, wanted to stress that “there is no poverty like ignorance, there is no honour as knowledge” . Semizovac, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 2014 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

2 Mar 2014