A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Boris Gortinski

Cinematographer and Director

Born in Belgrade. He was educated in Serbia, USA, Poland. Graduated with honors from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Cinematography Department, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia.

His first feature film, while being the student of the final year, "Live Broadcast", directed by Darko Bajic, was awarded on many domestic and International Film Festivals.

His work on the feature film "The Forgotten Ones", directed by Darko Bajic, won him highest former Yugoslavia’s cinematography awards: "Golden arena" and "Milton Manaki".

Feature film "Better than Escape", directed by Miroslav Lekic, was awarded the Grand Prix award, at the Herceg Novi Film Festival.

He also completed two twelve-hour miniseries, "Sivi Dom" and "Zaboravljeni", directed by Darko Bajic, considered to be among the best ever made in the former Yugoslavia.

In between feature film works, he directed documentaries and other short subjects: "Slavko Vorkapitch, Life and Death of a Hollywood Filmmaker", "King of the Dunghill", " Serb Embraces Slovenian, Croat,…", just to name a few.

From 1991. he lives in Los Angeles (USA), where he completed three feature films ("Prisoner of time", "Harbinger", "The Gray in Between"). "Prisoner of Time", directed by Mark Levinson, was in the official competition of the International Film festivals, Moscow and Palm Springs.

In 2005, for "Take a Deep Breath", directed by Dragan Marinkovic, he won "Gold Remi Award", for best cinematography, at the 38th Houston World-Fest, International Film festival.

"On the Beautiful Blue Danube", directed by Darko Bajic, is his tenth feature film as Director of Photography. At various Film Festivals, this film won many Domestic and International Awards. Among them it was awarded the winner of the Film Series at 2009 Cine Gear Expo, entitled "A Tribute to the Visual Art of Filmmaking". He also won Best Cinematography Award at the 2009 West Hollywood International Film Festival.

In 2011, completed full length documentary film, "O' Gringo", (90 minutes), coproduced by Urca Filmes (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) and Magic Line (Belgrade, Serbia), directed by Darko Bajic. The film had an extremely successful theatrical run in Serbia and Brazil.

Currently finishing his short feature directorial debut, "Just Like Lemonade" expected to be completed soon.


SA

 

People Directory

Milina Jovanović

Milina Jovanović came to the U.S. from Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1994. She holds a J.D. and a double master’s in interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University of Belgrade and San José State University. She was a teaching assistant and a research associate at the Sociological and Criminological Institute in Belgrade between 1986 and 1994. As a graduate researcher in the U.S. she compared women’s education and employment in California and Yugoslavia and published the results of her research. Milina contributed to a nationally recognized study on immigrant contributions and integration practices in Santa Clara County (Bridging Borders in Silicon Valley), and co-edited KIN: Knowledge of Immigrant Nationalities. Her book All Roads Lead to Jackson: Serbian American Contributions in Amador County, CA since the Gold Rush was published in 2013 by Sebastian Press. Jovanović’s articles have appeared in Serbia, other parts of the former Yugoslavia, U.S., U.K., Belgium, and France.

.
Read more ...

Publishing

On The Holy Liturgy

by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich

The Divine Liturgy is at the center of Orthodox Christian life. It is through the Eucharist that the faithful are united with Christ and therefore with one another. Every Eucharistic gathering is an image and a reality of the Heavenly Liturgy, i.e. unceasing Synaxis of angels and saints around God’s throne. Thus the Liturgy is the proclamation of and a real image of God’s Kingdom in this world.

In this television interview conducted by the Logos, a renowned Orthodox theologian and retired Bishop of Zahumlje and Hercegovina, his Grace Atanasije, brings forth these essential points citing historical development of the Liturgies bringing to light the present misunderstanding of certain Liturgical actions and movements.

Bishop Atanasije aptly points out the necessity for Liturgical renewal, i.e. moving away from passive liturgical attendance to active participation and immersion of the soul and body into a full communion with Christ.

.
Read more ...