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Naked Island Tiha K. Gudac

In her autobiographical documentary, the director addresses a dark chapter of Yugoslavian real socialism – the persecution of persons declared “politically unsuitable” and enemies of the people during the Tito era.

Naked Island

Documentary Film
Croatia
2014
76 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Nenad Puhovski
Tiha K. Gudac
Dubravko Robić
Eva Kraljević, Tamara Cesarec, Srđan Kovačević, Tiha K. Gudac
Dragan Petrović
Bruno Razum
Tiha K. Gudac
Ivan Zelić
In her autobiographical documentary, the director addresses a dark chapter of Yugoslavian real socialism – the persecution of persons declared “politically unsuitable” and enemies of the people during the Tito era. Her grandfather survived imprisonment in a camp for political prisoners on the barren island of Goli otok, where torture and brutal harassment were part of daily life. The family never talked about this; he took his story to his grave. In conversations with family members, surviving friends and with the help of family photos Tiha Gudac tries to understand where the scars on her grandfather’s body came from that burned themselves into her memory.

Borjana Gaković