Pathway: Imagining Yugoslavia

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    A young generation explores a country that ceased to exist in the 1990s but is still very much alive for many. Diving into one's own memories and archives, examining the old Yugoslavia, while at the same time it becomes painfully clear how much the wars still affect the lives of different generations.

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    Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudović Reels

    • Mila Turajlić
    • 2022

      Through unseen 35mm material, Ciné-guerrillas plunges us into the media battle that played out during the Algerian war of independence. Forming a documentary diptych with Non-Aligned, it shows cinema becoming a political weapon against colonialism.

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      Invoked

      • Luka Papić, Srđa Vučo
      • 2022

        A hyperdynamically edited film about the first free elections in Serbia in 1990, which were won by Slobodan Milošević. Five presidential candidates of the time look back, and TV clips show the almost-surreal, circus-like election atmosphere.

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        Non-Aligned: Scenes from the Labudović Reels

        • Mila Turajlić
        • 2022

          Based on unseen 35mm material, Non-Aligned retraces the birth of the Non-Aligned Movement during the era of decolonization. Forming a documentary diptych with Ciné-guerrillas, it examines how cinema gave expression to their political dream.

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          Balls

          • Gorana Jovanović
          • 2022

            Riots at the 1990 soccer match between Hajduk Split and Partizan Belgrade presaged the Yugoslavian Civil War. Thirty years on, army teams from the six now-independent nations are competing in a soccer tournament. Are the tensions a thing of the past?

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            The Eclipse

            • Nataša Urban
            • 2022

              Framed by the solar eclipses of 1961 and 1999, this essayistic documentary examines how a Serbian family—and taking a wider perspective, an entire country—relates to a turbulent history.

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              Scenes with My Father

              • Biserka Šuran
              • 2022

                In an abandoned factory, a father and daughter time travel through their past of migration. In search of answers, they discuss the choices that were made when they fled from the former Yugoslavia to the Netherlands, and a family trauma unfolds.

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                Crazy

                • Heddy Honigmann
                • 1999

                  Dutch U.N. soldiers speak about their experiences in various conflict areas around the world. The vehicle for their recollections is the music they played at the time, which has become forever tied to their memories of war.

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