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:
A Synopsis of the movie:
The movie is 58 minutes long and will be followed by Q&A
Please RSVP AFTER you have purchased your ticket from the Frontline Club. Please buy your ticket here:
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.