The Haitian goat Britis proves an excellent mute guide at the Grand Cimetière in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, squeezing through narrow passageways as he inquisitively scurries from crypt to crypt.
Srbenka (2018) gives an insight to the current life and war memories among the Serbian minority in Croatia. The film is a skilful metatheatre that involves both the troupe’s acting and sense of self as they work on their own memories.
Serbian cinema takes a leap onto the world stage with the programme presented at the international film festival Visions du Réel’s Focus Serbia.
Ben Russell’s latest experimental documentary studies the men that labour in the copper and gold mines of Serbia and Suriname.
Interview - Emilie Bujes
SERBIA: A locked door inside a Belgrade apartment has kept one family separated from their past for over 70 years.
As the only production company in the world to do so, the small Danish production company Team Productions obtained access to film two of the most important trials of this century: those of Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein.
Kvadrat is the name of a film school in Belgrade. The owners are Svetlana and Zoran Popovic, filmmakers themselves, who worked for national Yugoslav television for ten years before deciding to establish Kvadrat in their house in Belgrade.
To introduce this special insert about documentaries in the SEE countries, Tue Steen Müller reflects on the important role that the documentary should play in a region haunted by civil war, ethnic conflicts and international political intrigue yet which hopes for peace and stability.