Project Overview:

This project in BiH is part of the larger five country project called Changing the Story. It aims to work with young activists and aspiring film makers in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to encourage the sharing of stories through film.

Filmmaking workshops and mentoring support with six diverse young people from across BiH, will produce a number of short films that they feel are relevant and important to share.


The films will be distributed to a wider audience of young people across Europe and shared with relevant policy makers and others who need to be more aware of young people’s priorities and concerns, to engage and learn from them.

The project will aim to develop ways of working that combine participatory filmmaking with youth activism.

Research outputs will include the films by young people, a practitioner workshop resource, an academic case study and a peer-reviewed journal paper.

This projects aims to build the skills of young people in BiH and with them, extend their networks and communicate their concerns. In the long-term to partner and build solidarity with other young change-makers across Europe .

This project is a collaboration between Kings College, London, the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and Opera Circus in collaboration with other BiH CSO organisations.  The project has developed out of findings from the AHRC / GCRF funded Art and Reconciliation and Opera Circus’ project work in BiH.



Do you have a story to tell? Are you a young activist aged between 18-26 years old? Do you have film-making skills or would you like to learn more? Do you come from Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Here is an opportunity to apply for an inclusive youth activism and film making course in 2019. Workshops in Sarajevo will be followed by mentoring and support to make and share your own films.

Working with the international film maker and photographer Robert Golden, this project is part of Changing the Story and being run by Opera Circus UK, Kings College London, and Sarajevo School of Science and Technology.

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We are adding an extra 4 places to the workshop to encourage young people from high schools to participate (18+ as well as those up to 26). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.