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Newsreel 65 - "We Have too Much Things in Heart..."*

The Newsreel 65 – "We Have too Much Things in Heart..." project provides a broken insight into this place, marked by the daily attempts and failures of the refugees trying to cross the border of the European Union, and into the solidarity of the local community.


The series of video fragments is accompanied by a booklet – Newsreel Shreds, with contributions by:
Tara Najd Ahmadi, Andreja Hribernik, Jošt Franko, Ciril Oberstar, and Andrej Šprah.



Nika Autor undertook her BA and MA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana and obtained her PhD in Practice at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her practice is primarily based on experimental videos and documentary films, film essays and photography. She is part of the collective Newsreel Front (Obzorniška Fronta), an informal collective of workers hailing from film theory and art practice fields.


Andreja Hribernik has been the director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška since 2013. She graduated in International Relations from the Faculty of Social Sciences and, in 2016, obtained her PhD in the Historical Anthropology of the Graphic from ISH – Postgraduate School of Humanities, Ljubljana. In her work, she focuses on museums, their utopian dimension and the heritage of socialism. In 2017, she was named the curator of the national pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia.


Tara Najd Ahmadi is a scholar and non-fiction filmmaker currently based in Vienna. In 2019, she received her PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester (NY) where she researched on the notion of incompletion in films and art projects that are made during revolutionary times. Najd Ahmadi’s films have been shown in various venues including the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.


Jošt Franko is a visual artist and photographer with a master's degree from Goldsmiths University. His practice is based on interdisciplinary art & research projects exploring migration, workers’ rights, and the ignored parallel histories of the communities and individuals living in the region of the former Yugoslavia, by means of photography, video installations, collage, and texts.  Franko is a multiple finalist for the prestigious Lange-Taylor Prize (Duke University) and a multiple Pulitzer Center grantee. His photo essays have been featured in international media outlets such as TIME, New Yorker, The Nation, Le Monde Diplomatique, Newsweek, New York Times, La Repubblica, and Washington Post.  Franko’s work has been exhibited in venues including the Finnish Museum of Photography (2017), the New York Photo Festival (2010), the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška (2019), the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova +MSUM (2020), and the Carinthian Museum of Modern Art (2020), etc.


Ciril Oberstar obtained his master's degree in philosophy from the Faculty of Arts (University of Ljubljana). He was the editor-in-chief of the film journal Ekran and a field editor for social topics at the journal Dialogi. He also contributed to numerous other journals and magazines. He was a long-time active member of the non-formal educational programme named Workers and Punks' University. His research fields include film criticism and film theory and social and political philosophy.

He works at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) and teaches film history and theory at VIST (Higher School of Applied Sciences) in Ljubljana and at Umetniška Gimnazija Ljubljana.


Andrej Šprah is Head of the Research and Publishing Department at the Slovenian Cinematheque, and Assistant Professor of Film and Television History and Theory at The Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, University of Ljubljana. His research focuses on political documentary, as well as on the cultural, political and social implications of Third Cinema. He has published widely about the relationship between fictional and documentary representations of reality and the cinema of former Yugoslavia. He is the author of (selection): Documentary Cinema and Power (Slovenska kinoteka, 1998), The Site of Resistance (Društvo Kino!, 2010), The Return of Reality (Slovenska kinoteka, 2011), „Contemporary Newsreel and New Everybody Figures as Mediators in Late Democracies“ in Anna Schober (ed.) Popularisation and Populism in the Visual Arts (Routledge, 2020) and „Newsreel Front: A revived vision of Third Cinema in Slovenia“ in Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen (eds.): Third Cinema, World Cinema and Marxism (Bloomsbury, 2020).






*Mohammad's statement after his latest pushback to BiH.


Newsreel Shreds

Authors: Tara Najd Ahmadi, Andreja Hribernik, Jošt Franko, Ciril Oberstar, Andrej Šprah

Proofreading: Jeff Bickert

Translation: Maja Lovrenov

Design: Matija Kovač, zgradbazamisli




The project was supported by The City Municipality of Maribor in collaboration with Gallery K18, Društvo za Evropsko zavest, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška (KGLU) and Center for Contemporary Arts Celje.

Newsreel 65 - "We Have too Much Things in Heart..."*

Newsreel 65 - "We Have too Much Things in Heart..."*