Face the Balkans is a group of 15 journalists who, within one week, visited Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia. The 15 young journalists were interested in the concept of minority. They raised the question of what does it mean to be a minority? Especially, what does it mean to be a minority in the Balkans? The journalists met Balkan minorities who, struggling to be who they are in a society that does not accept them, agreed to share their stories with the world.
They met a Serbian girl in love with an Albanian guy, a gay “James Dean” who is fighting for the rights of homosexuals in Serbia, a Macedonian activist who is opposing his government, a Roma boy filmmaker, a blind journalist from ex-Yugoslavia, and many more.
They shared their stories with us; we have to share their stories with the rest of the world!
While reading their stories, think about what is defined as a minority in the U.S? Is living as a minority in the U.S difficult?