Category Archives: Islam

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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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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Remembering Srebrenica (2015)

I started this blog four years ago with a humble post called “Remembering Srebrenica (2011).” Today I reflect on recent, painful revelations that have shaken the ground beneath our feet. This spring, I taught a senior seminar on human rights … Continue reading

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Remembering Srebrenica (2014)

Today, remembering Srebrenica with words and images that have never left me. Click on the links below for essays, photographs, and links to Bosnian artists’ reflections. “Srebrenica, Bebolucija, and the Politics of Life” (2013) “Remembering Srebrenica” (2012) “Remembering Srebrenica” (2011)

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2013: A Blog’s Life

This New Year’s Day, gratitude for all of you who followed Wayne Street Soul in 2013. Thank you so much! Here are some highlights from the past year: “Viva Bosnia” — on the stirrings of hope in a shattered land … 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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Images from the Middle East

A few more images from my trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories… From top to bottom: Jaffa door, Jaffa cafe, Jaffa fortification wall, Caeseria’s ancient Roman bathhouse, flame tree in bloom at Yemin Orde school, flowers in bloom at … Continue reading

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