In cooperation with Opslaan Als, DJBroadcast presents the story behind the Exit Festival
In the month of its 10-year anniversary, music, art, and lifestyle magazine DJBroadcast releases the first in a series of documentaries on counter culture. A crew of Opslaan Als productions spent two weeks in Serbia, and came back with the amazing story of the organization behind the Exit Festival.
The Exit Festival was first held in 2000, as a student protest against president Slobodan Milošević’s politics. This unique festival still plays a crucial part in building a new Serbia via the means of counter culture. Even though nowadays the biggest stars are rocking the numerous stages in the fortress, Exit has not turned into a commercial mainstream event as it is still based on the ideals and beliefs of the founders.
The States of Exit features several Exit originators like founder Bojan Bošković and programmer Rajko Božić. For the first time ever, they tell their stories in a dedicated Exit documentary. “Over the course of thirteen years, we have generated probably between 200 and 250 million euros for the Serbian economy. In comparison, the oil industry of Serbia was sold for 400 million” says Bojan Bošković.
Our 2 week stay in Serbia was an exciting and inspiring journey. We felt it was important to tell the story of the State of Exit and the people behind it, who are still fighting for their rights to this very day. Amidst these people we realized the value of their work, and it was an honor to share their story through our documentary, says the Opslaan Als member Sander Van Driel.
DJBroadcast consists of a bi-monthly glossy print magazine, an online magazine, a radio station, and a series of bi-monthly events (club nights, film viewings, expositions and creative challenges).
'Opslaan Als' is the collective name for the creative duo - Sander Van Driel and Kevin Boitelle. Founded in 2007, Opslaan Als are making waves all around the world with their commercials, video clips and short documentaries.
Click here to see the full The States of Exit documentary.