Original title: Nezeljena bastina
English title: Unwanted heritage
Documentary film, duration 100 min.
original format: HD, color, 16:9 anamorphic
Screening format: DCP
Audio: Croatian 2.0 STEREO
Screenwriter and Director: Irena Skoric
Cinematographers: Branko Cahun, Darko Krakar, Robert Krivec
Editing: Silcije Magdic
Sound designer: Ivica Drnic
Music composer: Ivo Josipovic
Producer: Irena Skoric
The film centres around the destiny of artistic works turned into waste, but also around the society that has renounced its history and valuable art.
Between 1945 and 1990, more than a thousand monuments were built to commemorate the National Liberation War in Yugoslavia, making them a vital part of public and private life. During the 1990s in Croatia, almost half of them were taken down and devastated, while their parts were turned into raw material. The film speaks about the fate of these artworks and the society that has rejected its history and artistic heritage.
Monuments are witnesses of the people and the time when they were erected. However, destroyed monuments are also witnesses of the people and the time when they were erected. Monuments reveal the history of human beings and the society they live in. From 1945 to 1990, thousands of National Liberation War monuments were built all across former Yugoslavia. Many of those were of high artistic value. This artistic expression was the affirmation of antifascism and a manner of preserving the memory of important people and events from World War II. Since 1990s, half of the monuments in Croatia, about three thousand of them, have been destroyed and devastated. Unfortunately, among them also those of high artistic value. At the location where once they proudly stood, now we have rubble, a memory of the neglected and unwanted cultural and political heritage. The film centres around the destiny of artistic works turned into waste, but also around the society that has renounced its history and valuable art.
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