Македонска верзија тука: Можеш ако сакаш
This motto has become my favourite (once again credits to the author) since 2010, when the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the National Foundation for Transplantation collected (to me still an incredible amount of) 50 thousand euro for the construction of an intensive care unit at the University Paediatric Surgery Hospital. There were people who asked why the state doesn’t take care of that, because it is responsible for everything, but the ones who got involved in this humanitarian action have proven to me forever that everything is possible. Only if you want it.
These days I am more and more convinced that the source of the social problems are not the institutions, nor the state, and let alone EU and NATO. We, me, you, the neighbor living in a 5 – floor palace and doesn’t mind that the family next to him that lives in a cardboard house hasn’t eaten anything in a week, the nurse in the hospital who doesn’t care that you have come with a crying child – she has a coffee break, my neighbor who constantly leaves his garbage on the stairway, the driver in front of us who throws a plastic bottle out of the car window, the mother who teaches her child not to hang out with those different from him or her.
Maybe that is the reason for which every time I “run into” beautiful people and beautiful stories, I want to live with them under the same roof, in a big house with enough space for all the homeless people of the world.
Lice v lice (Face to face) are one of those stories. “It is really good when sometimes a person a group of people or a magazine appears, that will remind us that there are spheres of our lives in which we are not just simple traders, but also human beings. That there are values that are not business or politics, that know how to encourage our altruism as well” – stated movie director Darko Mitrevski for Lice v lice.
One magazine and many goals: to help the marginalized groups of people, to create a fresh fora for information in the area of arts, culture and contemporary life, to bring about a new format with a modern design and good quality paper…
“I support this project first of all because I am an artist, and esthetics is my main field of action. The streets are the esthetics of a society, so let’s all together make sure that we raise this esthetic to a higher level” – says Sergej Andreevski, artist and one of the first supporters of Lice v lice.
The changes in the world begin from ourselves. Klimentina Ilijevski (editor of Lice v lice), Tomislav Georgiev (photographer in Lice v lice) and Sasko Kocev (actor and supporter of Lice v lice) talk about their role in this story and the ways in which they change the world around them every single day.
“A single photo can change the world in so many ways” – says Tomislav Georgiev. “One of the best examples is the photo made by Kevin Carter, which depicts a starved child and a vulture waiting for his pray next to him. Despite all discussions which took place afterwards, this photo has made more difference for Sudan than many international NGOs, because it triggered discussions among the institutions, such as the UN assembly, and among the people”.
Klimentina, Sasko and Tomislav believe that they can change the world… What about you?