Stars of the film 2

Noam Chomsky

/american linguist and philosopher/

An American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, and activist.

Proclaimed the “father of modern linguistics”, he has worked for 50 years as an Institute Professor and Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT, Boston, where he is curcurrently Professor Emeritus, and has authored over 100 books.

He was voted the “world’s top public intellectual” in a 2005 poll. Chomsky is known for his critiques of U.S. foreign policy and contemporary capitalism, and has discussed issues regarding the former Yugoslavia to a
great extent in the last few decades

Oliver Stone

/hollywood film producer and director/

An American film director, screenwriter, producer and military military veteran.

Many of Stone’s films primarily focus on controversial American political and cultural issues and conspiracies during the late 20th century. Stone’s films often combine different camera and film formats within a single scene as evidenced in JFK, Natural Born Killers, and Nixon.

Stone has received three Academy Awards for his work on the films Midnight Express, Platoon, and Born on the the Fourth of July. He was presented with the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2007 Austin Film Festival.

Carla Del Ponte

/former Chief Prosecutor of the ICTY/

A former Swiss attorney general, who was appointed prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in August 1999.

In 2003, the U.N. Security Council removed Del Ponte as the Prosecutor for the ICTR. She remained the Prosecutor for the ICTY until 2008, when she was succeeded by Serge Brammertz. In 2008, Del Ponte published a book “The Hunt” in which she wrote that Kosovo Albanians had smuggled human organs of kidnapped Serbs after the
Kosovo war ended in 1999.

Michael Parenti

/american political writer and historian/

American political writer, historian, and culture critic. With a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University, Parenti taught at American and foreign universities and has been a guest lecturer before campus and community audiences.

Parenti critically reviews Slobodan Milosevic and the Destruction of Yugoslavia in “The Demonization of Slobodan Milosevic” and “To Kill a Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia”, finding similar exaggeration of war crimes in the breakup of the second Yugoslavia.

Vuk Jeremic

/president of the UN general assembly/

Serbian politician and the former Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of Serbia. He was sworn in May of 2007 and reelected in July of 2008. His tenure ended in 2012.

At the United Nations General Assembly presidential election in 2012 he was elected the President of the United Nations General Assembly for the Sixty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Jasmina Vujic

/head of the department for nuclear engineering, UC berkeley/

Professor and Chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. She is holder of one patent and authored close to 200 publications, including over 60 research papers published in leading archival journals, as well as several awarded papers.

Jasmina Vujic is an outspoken critic of the scientific, educational and economic policies in Serbia and Yugoslavia for the past two decades.

Jelena Milic

/director, centre for Euro-Atlantic studies in Belgrade/

Executive Director of the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Studies in Belgrade, which has advocated full membership of Serbia in the European Union and NATO since it was founded in 2007.

She worked as an analyst in the International Crisis Group and the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia. She is a member of the Forum for International Relations and the European Movement in Serbia.

Miroslav Lazanski

/political and military commentator/

Political and military commentator for the Belgrade daily Politika. He reported on armed conflicts such as the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Iran–Iraq War, the Lebanese Civil War, the Gulf War during Desert Storm, Chechnya, Slovenia, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

He is the author of several books and remains a prominent figure in Serbia as one of the top experts regarding social, political, economic and military issues in the Balkans. – See more at: http://www.weightofchains.com/2/about#sthash.8Tls1Rml.dpuf

Domagoj Margetic

/croatian investigative journalist/

Domagoj Margetic is a Croatian investigative journalist, known for his efforts to achieve legal protection for whistleblowers in Croatia.

From 2011 to 2013, Domagoj Margetic has been a columnist of SEEbiz.eu and he researched and published papers on the Hypo Group affair in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Margetic also wrote about crime and corruption in the Customs Administration of the Ministry of Finance, Customs and published a feuilleton about the mafia, which is why he was awarded a prize for fighting corruption by the Independent Union of Customs of Croatia.

Ivo Josipovic

/former president of Croatia (2010 – 2015)/

Ivo Josipovic is a Croatian jurist, composer and politician who served as the 3rd President of Croatia from 2010 to 2015. His campaign was titled New Justice, calling for a new legal framework to address deep social injustice, corruption and organised crime. This included protection of individual rights and promotion of fundamental values such as equality, human rights, LGBT rights, justice, diligence, social empathy and creativity. At age 52, he became the youngest President of Croatia to date.

Mladjan Dinkic

/minister of economy and finance of Serbia/

Serbian Minister of Economy and Finance (as of 2012) and former Minister of Economy and Regional Development in the Government of Serbia, as well as a Deputy Prime Minister serving from 2007 until he was sacked by Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic for allegedly inadequate work results.

Previously he also served as the Minister of Finance of Serbia from 2004 to 2006 and as the Governor of the National Bank of Serbia from 2000 to 2003.

Jovan B. Dusanic

/economics professor, Belgrade business school/

Economics professor at the Belgrade Business School.

He is the author of several books, including “Monetary and Market Fundamentalism as an Alibi for Incompetence”, “Washington Consensus: Coded Program of Economic Neocolonialism”, “Playboy Economics: Transition in Serbia”, “Dolar Alchemy and the Casino Economy: The World Financial Crisis”, “The Destruction of the Economy”, and many others.

Ivan Pernar

/croatian activist, politician/

Ivan Pernar is a Croatian activist and member of Human Blockade (Zivi zid) political party in Croatia which won over 16% in the 2014 Presidential Elections in Croatia. He became known to the public after organizing anti-government protests in Zagreb in 2011 via Facebook. He also wrote a book titled “How Money Was Created” and is a strong critic of the economic and banking system in Croatia and the region.

Snjezana Vasiljevic

/Zagreb law university professor/

Dr. Snjezana Vasiljevic obtained her Ph. D. at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law.

She has been an expert member of the Legislative Committee of the Croatian Parliament, and a legal expert of UNIFEM, UNDP Croatia, the Ombudsperson for Gender Equality, Governmental Office for Gender Equality and Governmental Office for Human Rights and Ethnic Minorities.

Sonja Biserko

/president of the Helsinki committee for human rights in Serbia/

Sonja Biserko is a Serbian campaigner for human rights.

She is the founder and president of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia. She holds a degree from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Economics and served as a diplomat for the former Yugoslavia in London and at the United Nations in Geneva for over 20 years until 1991 when she resigned.

Borka Pavicevic

/director of the centre for cultural decontamination/

Borka Pavicevic is a Montenegrin dramaturge, newspaper columnist, and cultural activist.

Also also described herself as a “dramatist, Belgrade liberal and pacifist intellectual”. Pavicevic founded the Centre for Cultural Decontamination in 1994, and is a co-founder of the Belgrade Circle.

Igor Mandic

/croatian writer, literary critic/

Igor Mandic is a Croatian writer, literary critic, columnist and essayist.

According to some, Mandic is the most important and the most versatile Croatian newspaper writer of the second half of the 20th century. His polemic texts have marked a Yugoslav publicist epoch of the 1960s and 1970s. Known for his fresh, sharp writing style and contrarian views, he has been dubbed “the master of quarrel”.

Slavko Kulic

/croatian scientist and economist/

Slavko Kulic is a Croatian scientist and economist concerned with the sociology of international relations.

He was made senior research fellow at the Institute of Economics in Zagreb, Croatia in 1970, and later became head respectively of the Institute’s Department for International Relations, Department for Strategic Research, and Department of Supradisciplinary Research for existence and development of life on Earth. He has been President of the Scientific Society of the Economists of Croatia since 2004.

Borka Pavicevic

/director of the centre for cultural decontamination/

Borka Pavicevic is a Montenegrin dramaturge, newspaper columnist, and cultural activist.

Also also described herself as a “dramatist, Belgrade liberal and pacifist intellectual”. Pavicevic founded the Centre for Cultural Decontamination in 1994, and is a co-founder of the Belgrade Circle.

Dusan Gamser

/CEAS advisor, LDP secretary/

The International Secretary of the Liberal Democratic Party of Serbia, Economic Advisor at the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies and a former local councilor in the Council of the City Borough of Zemun in Belgrade.
He was a participant of the International Accreditation Forum’s seminar “Freedom and Property” in Gummersbach in 2010 and is a former member of the international forum The Third Chamber in the Netherlands. He is a strong advocate of EU, NATO and IMF policies.

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