Sputnik Kino Berlin British Shorts Film Festival “Crossing Borders” - Festival Workshop & 48 Hour Film Project Abeceda from trashbus on Vimeo.
In preparation of my event Trashbus - The Balkan Stories #4: Balkan Love I asked my neighbor Vera: What is love? Here's what she had to say. She's a visionary.
Last Saturday I attended a workshop on expressive writing. The Reader Berlin, an editing house offering various author and publishing services, organized the workshop titled "Steps into Nature". Our teacher was Dimitra Didangelou. For the participants to experience at least something close to nature, Dimitra took us to Viktoriapark in Kreuzberg where we let the creative juices flow. One... Continue Reading →
Each time I visit my family, I think: "This might be the last time we see each other." Now I am asking you: Am I morbid?
trashbus - The Balkan Stories #3 @ Sputnik Kino Berlin was a huge success! Have a look at the pictures and you will see how much fun we had. Thanks to my actors Abbas Saberi, Lukas Grasskamp and special guest Jürgen, the mouse - thanks to Andrea & Jürgen of Sputnik/Lichtspielklub and a big kiss... Continue Reading →
This essay is part of the series “Being an alien in Germany”. You can find the introductory essay as well as other essays about the subject here. My first name is Renata. My last name is pronounced brit-vets, with the accent on the i of the first syllable. Two syllables in my last name. Rarely... Continue Reading →
This essay is part of the series "Being an alien in Germany". You can find the introductory essay as well as other essays concerning the subject here. My mom took me to school on my first school day. We were waiting in front of my classroom. We were very early because my mom didn’t want... Continue Reading →
There is something that has bothered me lately. Actually, it has always been bothering me, but lately I feel the undeniable need to try to come to terms with it. It is the question what it means to live in Germany as an alien. I think what triggered this chain of thoughts was the article... Continue Reading →
On Ivor Martinić’s play “Bojim se da se sada poznajemo” (“I’m afraid we know each other now”) Digging for Roots: I wrote this essay about a month ago for a blog which was created to go with and document the project "The Art of Ageing" of the European Theatre Convention. I was preoccupied with what... Continue Reading →
Lichtspielklub Spezial @ Sputnik Kino Berlin-Kreuzberg Films, texts and music from a land far away Friday, 24.10.2014 8.30 p.m. I am proud to announce my first reading, which will take place in the bar of Berlin's famous independent movie theater Sputnik Kino! I will read from my collection of texts: Stories about a grandma who... Continue Reading →
Today would have been Charles Bukowski’s 94th birthday. I remember the first Bukowski novel I read, „Hollywood“. I was about 20 years old and sure I had discovered a writer who would be there with me for the rest of my life. I loved Chinaski’s and his girlfriend’s visit over at the posh house in L.A.... Continue Reading →
by Ruža B ǀ English translation by Renata B. ǀ © trashbus, 2014 Chapter I - Off to School! After I had completed fourth grade of elementary school in our village in 1955, my father decided to send me to high school the following year. The high school was in the city, of course, about seven... Continue Reading →
Dear friends, in the course of this week, I will publish chapters of a new and very special story. But first let me tell you about how the story came to me: About a year and a half ago, I asked my mother to take notes about stories she had told me when I was... Continue Reading →
A narrative film by trashbus | Renata Britvec (2014) 6 min. - Short | No-budget The ancient city of Ragusa, now called Dubrovnik, is famous for its coat of arms reading LIBERTAS. But what does libertas mean, and is really everybody in Ragusa free?
This documentary is based on my short story How My Uncle Met His Dog. It is dedicated to my family and the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, regardless of their ethnicity. A narrative documentary by trashbus | Renata Britvec (2013) 18 min. - Documentary | Short | No-budget Bosnia and Herzegovina: A man who has... Continue Reading →
So, Berlin is famous for its urban and hip streetwear. But what happens with the clothes after they have been disposed of? Where do they go when no one wants them anymore, not even the vintage store just around the corner? They hang out in the streets, telling jokes and stories.
Basketball is one of the favorite sports in the Balkan region. You can find basketball courts almost anywhere you go, even in the most absurd places. Sometimes they are full courts, sometimes just the baskets, an improvised place for people to enjoy, but you can play basketball all around the region. I don't know exactly... Continue Reading →
Thanks again to Opinionated Man for this great project! The questions seem to be so simple, but the answers truly aren't. It was very interesting to read articles by people from all around the world. Enjoy reading mine and maybe you'll want to check out some of the other articles of Project O!
I met with my author friend in Berlin-Neukölln to discuss her new play and to talk about work and whatever else was important in life. I was happy to see her. We hadn’t met in a while because she had been to the Netherlands and Serbia, so we had to catch up on quite a... Continue Reading →