Non-Aligned: Scenes from the Labudović Reels

    • Mila Turajlić
    • Serbia, France, Croatia, Montenegro, Qatar
    • 2022
    • 100 min
    • World Premiere
    • International Competition

    In an unexplored vault in Belgrade, the capital of the former Yugoslavia, lies a collection of films known as “the Labudović Reels.” On them are images of African and Asian liberation movements and revolutionary leaders that defined the era of the 1960s. How is it that the archive of these revolutions lies on another continent, forgotten in a film archive? The answer to this question takes us into the story behind the images, on an intimate voyage with the man who filmed them.

    As the cameraman of Yugoslav president Tito, Stevan Labudović captured an era of politics, personality and promise, filming the birth of the Non-Aligned Movement. Sent on missions by the President to film liberation wars, he would play a key role in the information battles that defined the era of decolonization. Together with Ciné-Guerillas, this film diptych examines the legacy of these extraordinary archives, seeking to project their political vision forward.

    Non-Aligned re-traces the birth of the Non-Aligned Movement during the era of decolonization, and the personalities who defined it, examining how cinema gave expression to their political dream.

    Nominated for Beeld en Geluid IDFA ReFrame Award

    Credits

    • 100 min
    • color / black and white
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: Serbian, French
    • Subtitles in: English
    Director
    Mila Turajlić
    Production
    Mila Turajlić for Poppy Pictures, Carine Chichkowsky for Survivance
    Co-production
    Restart, Kino
    Cinematography
    Mila Turajlić
    Editing
    Sylvie Gadmer, Mila Turajlić

    IDFA history

    2022
    World Premiere
    International Competition
    2020
    Rough Cut Project

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