By now, balkan black box is the only German festival for film, music, exhibitions, literature, debate, theatre, performance from or about South East Europe.
Still, the post-socialist countries to Westerners resemble a "black box", since the reasons of war, political and economic crisis are hardly understood. bbb hence strives to open the black box, to portray the Balkans in a differentiated way and - sometimes - also polemically. In the Balkans, arts and culture are the most developed ways for societal analysis and critique. In short, balkan black box is a political festival, expressed through arts and culture.