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The rise, fall, and rebirth of Balkan Beats

The rise, fall, and rebirth of Balkan Beats

A Croatian factory faces the reality of its socialist dream

A Croatian factory faces the reality of its socialist dream

A prison without walls: Yakut drama Nuuccha traces the lives of families forced to care for Siberia’s exiles

A prison without walls: Yakut drama Nuuccha traces the lives of families forced to care for Siberia’s exiles

Merging reality and fiction, Stop-Zemlia is an honest account of adolescent turbulence in Ukraine

Merging reality and fiction, Stop-Zemlia is an honest account of adolescent turbulence in Ukraine

Unclenching the Fists: a young North Ossetian woman’s odyssey to freedom

Unclenching the Fists: a young North Ossetian woman’s odyssey to freedom

Severed from home, Serbian photographer Mirjana Vrbaški searches again for the familiar

Severed from home, Serbian photographer Mirjana Vrbaški searches again for the familiar

Other People: the audacious hip-hop musical capturing modern Poland

Other People: the audacious hip-hop musical capturing modern Poland

Kicking it with Killages: meet Georgia’s laid-back, genre-bending rap group

Kicking it with Killages: meet Georgia’s laid-back, genre-bending rap group

Kirill Serebrennikov’s Petrov’s Flu is an unsettling, timely pandemic delirium

Kirill Serebrennikov’s Petrov’s Flu is an unsettling, timely pandemic delirium

The Hill Where Lionesses Roar: in Kosovo, a teenage trio fight for freedom

The Hill Where Lionesses Roar: in Kosovo, a teenage trio fight for freedom

Ifi Ude: the Polish pop balladeer blending Slavic and Nigerian folk traditions

Ifi Ude: the Polish pop balladeer blending Slavic and Nigerian folk traditions

Interweaving fact and fiction, an experimental film uses AI to reimagine Abkhazia’s past

Interweaving fact and fiction, an experimental film uses AI to reimagine Abkhazia’s past

A documentary sheds lights on the Uzbek human rights activist who died serving life imprisonment in Kyrgyzstan

A documentary sheds lights on the Uzbek human rights activist who died serving life imprisonment in Kyrgyzstan

Set in the Russian Far North, Life of Ivanna is an unflinching portrait of resilience in the face of climate change

Set in the Russian Far North, Life of Ivanna is an unflinching portrait of resilience in the face of climate change

In Reconciliation, a Balkan family is caught between preserving tradition and embracing forgiveness

In Reconciliation, a Balkan family is caught between preserving tradition and embracing forgiveness

Latvian singer Waterflower is serving pure, plant-based pop

Latvian singer Waterflower is serving pure, plant-based pop

Kedr Livanskiy on freeing her true voice — and falling for Lord of the Rings

Kedr Livanskiy on freeing her true voice — and falling for Lord of the Rings

‘The truth doesn’t wait’: System of a Down’s Serj Tankian on music, activism, and the Armenian Genocide

‘The truth doesn’t wait’: System of a Down’s Serj Tankian on music, activism, and the Armenian Genocide

One Kazakh artist is ripping up plastics — and the legacy of Soviet rule

One Kazakh artist is ripping up plastics — and the legacy of Soviet rule

‘Instinct for catastrophe’: French writer Jakuta Alikavazovic on the ghosts of the Yugoslav war

‘Instinct for catastrophe’: French writer Jakuta Alikavazovic on the ghosts of the Yugoslav war