Ravijojla Novakovic


A pop-culture enthusiast, an ardent logophile and an earnest creativist.

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Celebrating Strong Creatives – Afripedia: Ghana

Docs October 22 2014

‘We are who we are, we are giving what we’re giving, would love for you to be a part of it, and, if you like it, great.’  – Jojo Abot (Singer and designer) We have already witnessed the potential of young African creatives revealed by the Afripedia documentary series. Each new episode of this six part documentary series brings us closer to the...Continue

Urban Stories of Hope for the Ordinary People of Detroit

Docs October 20 2014

When industry, free market economy and corporations fail us – resetting to a good, old strategy of relying on people and ideas to build the future is the only way to go. It hasn’t been exactly peachy creamy in Detroit for decades now, as its automobile industry continues to crumble and its population continues to plummet with each year. Even more so as of December 2013...Continue

Dance ’til You’re Dead

Dance October 14 2014

You’re in a club, loud music’s blasting, and you’re feeling the crowd as they move in various ways. Maybe moving comes naturally to you and dancing is joy and release, or perhaps you’re just trying hard to let go? Or maybe you’re one of those depraved stuck-up ones who tend to look at other people’s dancing styles judgingly and get...Continue

How keeping it real means so little these days

Music September 2 2014

While the world talks about whether Iggy Azalea is the current herald of rap – and speculates whether she writes her own lyrics, we can be rest assured that it’s come to this. Hip-hop as a genre has reached that phase in which everyone wants their piece of cake and fret at nothing to get some, and more often than not, its major themes have little to do with the reality of...Continue

How to Look with Love in Pakistan

Docs July 9 2014

This short-doc offers highly stylised footage in slo-mo capturing Pakistani people in their day-to-day life, all set in an urban setting of Lahore, Punjab region, accompanied by poetic and inspiring narration by the Muslim rights campaigners and activists Sarah Javaid and Hammad Sadiq. We are shown scenes from the streets, daredevil motorcycle gangs, police women, dancing...Continue

What is this sorcery? – A Modern Handicraft Exhibition

Art June 26 2014

Whoever said handicrafts are boring and more appropriate for grandmothers than youngsters was downright wrong. We’re not only witnessing a resurgence of handicrafts in various novel forms, but we’re also witnessing a time when they’re finally, as a medium, able to deliver more than just subtle and/or subversive messages of resistance. The video director of this music...Continue

Ride or Die- Things People Do to Express Their Feelings and Why

Docs June 3 2014

The daredevil participants of the Well of Death in New Delhi risk their lives each time they enter the cylinder wall (refresh your memory here). This century old discipline has existed in the US and the UK for entertainment purposes during fairs and carnivals, and these days, it’s still popular in India. The daredevils were earning up to 200 USD a month, which was considered...Continue