Kusturica: Place of history and protection of identity

Andricville – The conceptual designer of Andricville, Emir Kusturica, said that thanks to Serbia, Republika Srpska and its president Milorad Dodik, this town of stone, which contains every segment of Serbian history and the history of these parts, was built in just three years.
“For a memory to be good, it needs to be refreshed, and for the future to be good for us, we must protect our identity and have a foundation in this town we built,” Kusturica told reporters after he, Dodik and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic solemnly inaugurated Andricville.

He noted that “a city is the strongest organ of memory in every sense, including social.”

“History forced us to live in ravines, forced us from the valleys into the mountains. We learned how to build a Dinara house, the one that is easy to assemble, like a tent, so the time has come for us to build towns. The moment we started building towns in valleys, a new misfortune befell us… Our towns suffered great blows and they have never reflected the development of our history, its ethical and other norms,” Kusturica said.