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

Branislav Bala

Branislav Bane Bala (writer/director/producer) is a Serbian filmmaker based in New York City. He holds an MFA in film directing from Columbia University.

His short films have played worldwide. His short film Shades of Gray was distributed by Doug Liman’s Hypnotic Releasing, and his commercial spot Magic was a Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award selection. He co-produced two low-budget features: Across Dot Avenue and Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish. The latter was invited for a week-long run at New York’s famous Lincoln Center and opened to rave reviews. He has taught various film classes at the University of Hartford, The New School, Art Institute of Austin, Ramapo College and was the chair of the Film Department at Katharine Gibbs School. He often collaborates with his brother Nemanja. Their latest collaboration, a feature film “Love Hunter” premiered at the prestigious Warsaw Film Festival and was “among its highlights”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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It opened in New York on November 14, 2014 and was among New York Times Critics’ Pick of the week. New York Times called it "at once fantastical and gritty… one of the most refreshing New York independent films." It was invited to screen at the prestigious Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. Kino Lorber, esteemed distribution company added the film to its catalogue.


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Џон Фротингам и Јелена Лозанић

Џон Фротингам

Џон Фротингам (John Frothingham, Бруклин, 1879 — 1935) био је амерички правник, индустријалац, савременик и учесник Великог рата и велики љубитељ музике преко које дознао за судбини словенских народа у рату, коме је помогао прикупљањем деце – ратне сирочади и оснивањам четири Американска васпитна дома за ратну сирочад и напуштену децу. Носилац је Карађорђеве звезде са мачевима и Краљевског ордена Белог орла.

Рођен је у Бруклину, у богатој и угледној породици из које потиче и један од највећих америчких сликара Џејмс Фротингам. Завршио је француски језик, свирао клавир и бавио се компоновањем. После дипломирања, музика га је одвоела у Беч, Минхен и Праг са циљем да усаврши технику свирања.

Са Србима, чији ће велики добротвор постати у Великом рату, дошао је у контакт преко исељеничких друштава која су свирала балканску етно музику у САД. Као заљубљеника балканске музике, несрећа Србије у Великом рату, у лето 1914. године погодила га је толико да је у више наврата донирао медицински материјал и новац за ратом захваћену земљу.

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The Meaning of Reality

Essays on Existence and Communion, Eros and History

by Christos Yannaras

The collection of articles traces the thought of Christos Yanaras through his long journey in discovering the meaning of existence, communion, eros, and history. It is a cause of immense joy that no fewer than twenty articles of passionate significance and substance have at present been gathered together in this volume under the title The Meaning of Reality.

Yannaras is undoubtedly one of the most significant thinkers of our time. Kallistos Ware once described him as "the most creative and prophetic religious thinker at work in Greece today," while Rowan Williams characterizes him as "one of the most significant Christian philosophers in Europe." His very wide and no less deep education helps him to develop an inimitable blend of philosophy, theology, and social criticism, and to speak in an original way about the traditional and contemporary issues of human existence, as well as the latest challenges of modern empirical science and political engagement. A detailed knowledge of the writings of the Holy Fathers has always been his foundation amidst the labyrinth of modern thought - which is inimately bound up with psychoanalysis, environmental issues, human rights, postmodernism, and pluralism , to mention just a few. Insistence on the primacy, uniqueness, and eternal value of human personality prevails in almost all his works and inspires his own vigorous theological and ecumenical engagement, based on the Orthodox eucharistic and ascetic tradition.