One of the most important prehistoric cultures of Europe, the Vinča culture, evolved within the Belgrade area in the 6th millennium BC. In antiquity, Thraco-Dacians inhabited the region, and after 279 BC Celts conquered the city, naming it Singidūn. It was conquered by the Romans during the reign of Augustus, and awarded city rights in the mid-2nd century. It was settled by the Slavs in the 520s, and changed hands several times between the Byzantine Empire, Frankish Empire, Bulgarian Empire and Kingdom of Hungary before it became the capital of Serbian kingStephen Dragutin (1282–1316). In 1521, Belgrade was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and became the seat of the Sanjak of Smederevo. It frequently passed from Ottoman to Habsburg rule, which saw the destruction of most of the city during the Austro-Ottoman wars. Belgrade was again named the capital of Serbia in 1841. Northern Belgrade remained the southernmost Habsburg post until 1918, when the city was reunited. As a strategic location, the city was battled over in 115 wars and razed to the ground 44 times. Belgrade was the capital of Yugoslavia (in various forms of governments) from its creation in 1918, to its final dissolution in 2006.
As the first feature documentary film about Belgrade, it presents the Serbian capital through the eyes of its inhabitants, presenting the history, culture, food and nightlife of the city. The film is presented in English and hosted by Boris Malagurski, who, according to his production company Malagurski Cinema, aims to capture the spirit of the Serbian capital. The author claims that Belgrade boasts a unique quality and energy, in spite of the fact that it was destroyed and rebuilt over 40 times in its history and that the greatest attraction of the city are the citizens themselves.
The documentary features interviews with prominent Belgraders, such as tennis player Novak Djokovic, who was also featured in the official trailer of the film.
Meet textile art installations specialist SerbianLeonora Vekic ... I am a professor at the Faculty of Applied Arts which is part of the University of Art in Belgrade ... The whole time I was exhibiting in fashion and also a lot in the area of textile art, specializing in textile art installations ... We are alike to be a part of the contemporary arts.
Serbian transgender sex worker Christina (Kristina Milosavljevic) is a serenely elegant figure who surrounds herself with beauty – her Belgradehome is filled with art and antiques; even her picnics are impeccably styled ... Christina, and the world she inhabits, is a self-created work of art.
“I am a small guy…I have to take care of small issues for my small country.” The war has sent shock waves through the Balkans, but for the leaders of the generally pro-Russian Serbs, it has elevated the political art of ducking and weaving to new heights ... In Belgrade Putin ...
As soon as the bombers landed in Belgrade on Monday, Bolke was eager to describe everything about them, from the origins of their names and nose art to the 80-year-old technology that powers them ...Air Force veterans, pilots and airport staff were on hand to welcome “Sentimental Journey” and “Maid in the Shade” when they landed Monday in Belgrade.