Category Archives: Film

My Review of “ReGeneration” in Oslobodjenje

I’ve got a review of Emir Kapetanovic & Zana Marjanovic’s new documentary film, “ReGeneration,” in the special New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day edition of Oslobodjenje, Sarajevo’s venerated daily newspaper. You can check it out online here! HUGE thanks to … Continue reading

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At the US Premieres of “ReGeneration”

This week, I got to attend the US premieres of “ReGeneracija / ReGeneration,” an extraordinary new documentary film directed by Emir Kapetanović and produced by Zana Marjanović. It features ten courageous youth “reconciliation ambassadors” advocating for peace in postwar Bosnia … Continue reading

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New Series: Resources for Teaching About Religion, Violence, and Human Rights

To keep “Wayne Street Soul” alive during the academic year, I’m launching a new series of posts on my teaching. I’ve had such an exciting set of conversations with students this spring in seminars on human rights, the Holocaust, and … Continue reading

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5 Films for International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, here is a list of the films at the heart of the seminar I just taught on women, gender, and religion in film. Pray the Devil Back to Hell (Abigail Disney and Gini Reticker, … Continue reading

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Teaching Human Rights

In the spring of 2015, I taught Phillips Exeter Academy’s senior seminar on human rights for the first time. I had an extraordinary group of students, which included youth with strong passions for global justice and deep family connections to … Continue reading

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Beauty and Solidarity

One of post-war Bosnia’s enduring struggles is to keep its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage alive. Some twenty years ago, the architects of genocide did all they could to destroy it. I’ve written before about some of the incredible Bosnian … Continue reading

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Film Review: Srdjan Vuletić, “Hop, Skip, and Jump”

When I was traveling in Sarajevo this summer, meeting with artists and activists who had survived the siege, people kept recommending the films of Srdjan Vuletić. I soon saw why. The first to come into my hands was a 16-minute … Continue reading

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My “Dog Days” Hangover

Last night $61 got me, a friend, and our five boys tickets to see Dog Days, the latest movie based on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. My buddy and I were in survival mode — both moms were … Continue reading

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Bosnia Flourishing

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The beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina can surprise someone visiting for the first time. These are the colors of life, of culture, of dignity and humanity, quietly reasserted after the genocidal war on Bosnia. When I look at these images, love overwhelms … Continue reading

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Giving the Devil His Due

This is a piece I am preparing for distribution on the blog of The American Society of Church History: Just in time for Mother’s Day, a bit of commentary on a very recent moment in church history, and something for … Continue reading

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