Renowned Serb and international director Emir Kusturica stated that Republika Srpska has every right to oppose becoming a colonial country.

Kusturica explained that colonialism remains a form of governance that still exists worldwide.

He drew a connection between the works of Abdulrazak Gurnah, recipient of the Grand Ivo Andrić Award, and Ivo Andrić, highlighting the morbid aspect of European consciousness that culminated with Hitler in 1945 and was forgotten during Tito’s reign.

“We forgot that we were a colony because Yugoslavia gave Serbia the idea that it was the greatest possible Serbia within the state we fought for in both wars,” Kusturica said in Andrićgrad, where the “Vidovdan Celebrations” took place today.

Kusturica noted that the ideas of colonialism, neocolonialism, and a new colonial consciousness to which we are subordinated are returning.

“It is very important to be aware, and the man who received the lifetime achievement award, Gurnah, wrote four novels that best describe the intimate feelings of the oppressed,” Kusturica added.

Source: RTRS