The Stone Speakers

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Present-day Bosnia-Herzegovina is a country still reeling from the civil war in the early 90s. The Bosnian economy never recovered, and the country remains divided. In order to cope, many towns have transformed themselves into unique tourist destinations that bring together history, religion, politics and folklore. The tourist sites promoted are not only a reflection of people's attempts to make a livelihood but are also a means to promote and establish competing narratives about the country's past, present and future. The Stone Speakers explores four towns in Bosnia-Herzegovina through their tourism, slowly unravelling these competing narratives.

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  • The psychology behind the popularity of these sites is intriguing, and Drljaca's camera travels each scene with slow insistence on its remarkable beauty.

    Sep 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The Stone Speakers conveys how any attempt to mythologize a nation invariably fictionalizes it.

    May 22, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Not short enough to be an engaging education piece nor dynamic enough to delve into the sociopolitical situation with deserving depth, Kameni Govornici's powerful recounts of a changing Bosnia and Herzegovena are lost in its stasis.

    Feb 12, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • By breaking time barriers with narrative mechanisms, The Stone Speakers places the past in the present to reveal the invisible and permanent subtext inherent in the transitory space.

    Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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