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The Agreement at the Frontline Club

Join us for this screening about EU-Serbia negotiations at the frontline club.

'History is always made in the middle of the night. And when it happens, you are so damned tired, that you couldn't care less,' says Robert Cooper, an EU peace negotiator whose job it is to get Serbia and Kosovo to reach an agreement about peaceful coexistence.


Before Serbia could begin negotiations to join the European Union, it had to prove it could achieve a modus vivendi with the disputed territory of Kosovo. Director Karen Stokkendal Poulsen obtained remarkable access to the negotiations lead by veteran diplomat Robert Cooper, who has to settle an agreement on peaceful co-existence between Kosovo and Serbia.

The Agreement follows the intensive, vivid and at times humorous process, through which the two parties must agree on such things as the location of border crossings, without Serbia ever acknowledging Kosovo as a state and without Kosovo ever forgiving Serbia for the war.

Cooper’s patience reveals how diplomacy actually works, keeping the parties together as the delegates exchange pointed barbs or keep the other side waiting for hours. Will the European negotiator succeed in achieving consensus?

A presentation of the director:

https://www.festivalscope.com/director/stokkendal-poulsen-Karen

A Synopsis of the movie:

https://www.festivalscope.com/film/the-agreement

The movie is 58 minutes long and will be followed by Q&A

Tickets:

Please RSVP AFTER you have purchased your ticket from the Frontline Club. Please buy your ticket here:

http://www.frontlineclub.com/the-agreement/

The ticket cost is £10. Our no-show policy applies to this event.

We will meet on a drink (probably in the pub across the street) after the movie and Q&A to discuss the topic and socialize.

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  • Mehdi

    Thanks everyone for coming. It was a pleasure!

    I found this an interesting session and it was good to share thoughts with the members afterwards.

    A few thoughts I had:
    Interesting to see how, during the negotiations, Robert Cooper used humour to get a more relaxed atmosphere while, at the same time, staying very focused on the task at hand. He's very skilful.
    During the Q&A, the director was as keen to discuss the topic (peace making and Europe) as to discuss the film making aspect. She looked passionate about the subject. The movie making was actually a way for her to get involved in this topic.
    And I agree with what an LEC member said: it could make the agreement more 'real' and tangible, even maybe easier to implement, when it's kept on record as a film (as opposed to only a text).

    June 17, 2014

    • Anthony

      I agree very much with your comments Mehdi.

      June 18, 2014

  • Anthony

    outstanding documentary. Great way to show what EU Diplomacy can actually achieve. Blew away some of the dust on how the EU quietly gets on with diplomatic work. Amazing Robert Cooper was persuaded to attend. The filmmaker Karen Stokkendal deserve huge credit for making this film. Does anyone think this documentary should be shown to a wider audience i.e. the LEC Film Club ??

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Jessie H.

    Brilliant.The documentary was great and so was the company.

    June 18, 2014

  • Emmylou

    A fascinating film. Great stuff!

    1 · June 17, 2014

  • Attila

    In brief: I am keen to get a copy of this film.

    1 · June 17, 2014

  • Maja

    As entertaining as a documentary on political negotiations can get. And the chats in the pub were brilliant. I loved the enthusiasm of the ne members who have just "discovered" us :-)

    1 · June 17, 2014

  • Andy F.

    Had a very pleasnt evening. Interesting, thought provoking and educational in great company. Very satisfied for my first LEC event! ;-)

    1 · June 16, 2014

  • Mehdi

    I am sitting on the 2nd row. Got a couple of seats reserved

    June 16, 2014

    • Andy F.

      Would u give me a wave when i arrive. Its my first time. Have got grey hair and am wearing a red fleece jacket. Thanks Mehdi. Andy

      June 16, 2014

  • Agnes_G

    Argh...I am stuck at work!!! It is a shame, I would have loved to see that, it is a very interesting subject, and I hope to catch the movie another time :( I would think it is too late to resell my ticket to anybody, so well :(

    June 16, 2014

  • fg

    Henning, I'll take it as a forgot to register with Frontline. Call to arrange transfer. Frederic m:[masked]

    1 · June 13, 2014

    • Henning

      I'll have a chat with Melissa first, since she asked first. I'll contact you latest tomorrow :-)

      June 13, 2014

  • Henning

    I can't make it anymore. If anybody wants to buy my ticket, please let me know... Thanks :-)

    June 10, 2014

    • Melissa

      Hi - is the ticket still available?

      June 12, 2014

    • Henning

      it surely is. I'll send you an email :-)

      June 13, 2014

  • Branko

    When you really need some inspiration
    I dare you to watch this movie, without taking a break
    Where the yellow lemon blooms

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=kp&v=MzjqdWokdlM

    June 12, 2014

  • Maja

    The discount code for this events is LEC160614

    June 2, 2014

  • Emmylou

    Only £8 for concessions, lucky me!

    June 2, 2014

  • Branko

    It would be better to watch football than to discuss the topic all of you know very little about including the main negotiator
    Who is brave enough to visit Kosovo and Metohija?

    June 1, 2014

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