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While our classes on finding a job you love and making a difference deal with specific issues of career and social action, this class explores our potential in a more free-form, imaginatively free-wheeling way. Above all, it aims to help participants locate their principal passions and grow their seed ideas into absorbing leisure activities or even a change of vocation.

Ivan is a film director, and has numerous awards both for his feature and short films. He has studied film in Belgrade (B.A) and in Los Angeles at the prestigious American Film Institute (M.F.A). He is pursuing his doctorate degree at the Belgrade Faculty of Dramatic Arts, and directs in theater, for television drama and TV commercials, all while preparing future feature projects.

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Running in the morning through the city (down what the germans call a fussgangerzone) and being amazed by all the grand empty old buildings that reminded me of my Berlin beginnings. Grafitti on buildings. Lovely broken walls with acne'd facades from decades of reverse engineering. Discovering that all the ships on the river were party boats and open till the morning. Sweating so much in one of the clubs, my phone got messed up. Losing phone in said club. Visiting belgrade police station to report a then stolen phone to a twenty-something cop with a doctor's lab coat, listening to Rammstein (loudly) while hacking out my report on a pre-electric typewriter that looked (and sounded) as if it was from some era before typewriters were invented.   Thinking of Naked Lunch. Thinking of Die-Hard. Listening to architects talk about porous facades. Thinking of old smart bombs. Imagining the flash and crunch of several floors of reinforced concrete collapsing in on themselves. Wondering why I'm the only interactive guy here. Why are there so many beautiful women in Belgrade? Why are there so many beautiful women in Belgrade?!

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