In-depth | North

Neither North nor South

By - 24.11.2023

Beyond what the news has to say about North and South Mitrovica.

In this mini-doc shot at the beginning of 2023, Nenad Jovanović, from North Mitrovica, and Diellza Jëlliqi, from South Mitrovica, talk about their lives beyond the reductive definitions that have been imposed on both of them over the years.

Jovanović and Jelliqi talk about friendships, the past, education, hopes and even doubts about the future. Both express the challenge of navigating daily life amid ongoing political tensions and other difficulties which characterize the lives of many young people in Kosovo.

Amidst the news, crises and tensions that happen in their city, Jovanović and Jëlliqi broaden the typically limited discussion about people from Mitrovica South and Mitrovica North.

They talk about the spaces where society unfolds, about dreams, activism, the isolating visa regime, the poor quality of life due to unemployment and limited opportunities for the youth. Above all, they voice their demand for change.

This documentary is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kosovo. The views presented here do not necessarily represent the views of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.