Haris Pašovic

Director & Co-Writer


Haris Pašovic, a highly acclaimed director, rose to prominence in the late 80s with his groundbreaking theatrical production of Wedekind’s Spring’s Awakening in Belgrade. When Sarajevo became besieged, Pašovic returned to the city, navigating the challenges of the dramatic period by directing plays and founding the inaugural Sarajevo Film Festival, themed as Beyond the End of the World.

In the midst of this turbulent era, Pašovic produced the now legendary Waiting for Godot, helmed by Susan Sontag. His productions graced prestigious theatre festivals worldwide, establishing his reputation as a prominent figure in the theatrical realm. One of his notable achievements is the feature documentary Greta, which chronicles the story of Auschwitz survivor Greta Ferušic and her experiences during the Siege of Sarajevo.

Beyond his directorial pursuits, Pašovic holds the position of director at the East West Centre Sarajevo and imparts his knowledge as a teacher at several universities. Pašovic continues
to leave an indelible mark on the world of theatre and film with his multifaceted contributions.