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Goran Radovanovic, 21 min. Serbia. 2000
Model House (2000) follows a Serbian cleaning woman who is a refugee from the Krajina region. Although she is grateful to be working, taking care of the homes of others reminds her of the home she lost during the war. Her narrative is juxtaposed with scenes from the NATO bombing, visuals of dingy refugee camps, excerpts from state television broadcasts spewing inane propaganda, and a voiceover of Milosevic intoning, among other things, "All must be sacrificed for the people, except the people." This is the story about an ex-Yugoslav refugee who wants to be what she once was: an ordinary woman with her own home.
Model House is a satirical quasi-documentary in which the author makes fun of the lack of proper housing of refugee Serbs from Croatia who are living in exile in Serbia. An artificial modular drawing of a house could be a residence for these people, but it also concentrates on the terrible, cramped conditions in which they actually live.
Goran Radovanovic, 27 min. Serbia. 1997
Second Circle is a moving depiction of the lowest class in Serbia told through interviews with three Gypsy families: 1st family - without toilette 2nd family - with toilette 3rd family - toilette to be constructed
is born in Belgrad, graduated in art history and has worked as a film critic. His documentaries deal with sensitive issues like minorities, refugees, democratization. He has his own production company, Principal Film, for which he did more than 20 public service announcements about the democratization of Serbia between 1998-99. He is probably the most awarded Balkan documentary film author and he worked with many producers and institutions including: Academy Award producer "First Floor Features" - Amsterdam; Teleproduction International - Washington DC; Open Society Institute - Soros Documentary Fund NYC; Intl. Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Society - Geneve; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen - Germany.
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