Film Archive

Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body

Documentary Film
France,
Germany,
Serbia
2013
62 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Marta Popivoda
Christian Obermaier, Jakov Munižaba
Nataša Damnjanović
Ana Vujanović, Marta Popivoda
Jakov Munižaba
An essay film that explores how ideology staged itself in the public space of former Yugoslavia through mass choreography.

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
Sisyphus Carries Sisyphus Mihajlo Dragaš

This remarkable debut by a young Serbian talent ponders the biggest possible burdens that we humans have to bear, how to confront and conquer one’s inner fears, resistance and struggles.

Sisyphus Carries Sisyphus

Animated Film
Serbia
2013
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Mihajlo Dragaš
Mihajlo Dragaš
Mihajlo Dragaš
Mihajlo Dragaš
Mihajlo Dragaš
Mihajlo Dragaš
This remarkable debut by a young Serbian talent ponders the biggest possible burdens that we humans have to bear, how to confront and conquer one’s inner fears, resistance and struggles. Done with beauty and simplicity, the film creates an atmosphere of contemplation and self-awareness. From script to music the work of one man.
Rada Šešić

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Escape

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Serbia
2013
23 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Srđan Keča
Srđan Keča
Molo
Srđan Keča
Jelena Maksimović
Davor Keča, Jakov Munižaba
Three women on the run. Srđan Keča portrays individual lives on the background of a struggle for survival within the same basic structure. Danijela, Elvira, and Galiba are Roma, each of them suffering in her own way in the patriarchal environment she grew up in and trying to escape from preconceived patterns.
At the start we see Danijela as an open-minded girl who plays football and has ambitious goals for the future. But suddenly she runs away from home and stays away from school – she has married out of the blue. Her mother and teachers are at a loss, horrified and sad, but powerless. Elvira, on the other hand, is a struggling single mother. After she was deserted by the father of the child she wants to give her daughter a better future. Education is the most important factor to help disrupt the cycle of violence and poverty. Galiba, the third woman, is desperately trying to break away from a life that has nothing to offer but oppression and abuse. Very slowly she manages to regain a certain degree of dignity and self-respect.
This film was supported by the NGO CARE that aids the integration and self-determination of Roma in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Lina Dinkla

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Rabbitland

Animated Film
Serbia
2013
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jelena Mitrović
Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr.
Dusan Petrović
Nikola Majdak Jr.
Srđan Radmilović
Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr.
Ana Nedeljković
Vladimir Janković
A perfectly organised country is inhabited by happy pink and brainless rabbits. Their life is clearly structured, for they are allowed to vote every day. After all, Rabbitland is a prescribed democracy. A disturbing film about complacency in affluent societies.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.