Smuggling Anthologies, Mini Art kino Croatia 18. – 20/11 u 8.30 pm, documentaries




18/11 My Bordeline, authors: Nadja Velušček i Anja Medved, Slovenia
19/11 Crossroads of Iron Curtain, author: Robert Tasnádi, Hungary
20/11 The Smuggler of Images, author: Victor Lopez Gonzalez; Spain 15’25”
Green Border, authors:  Nikica Klobučar, Tomislav Šoban; Croatia 2006., 10’30”
Ariel, authors: Ivo Deković, Igor Kirin, Nikola Ukić; Croatia – Germany, 2013., 17′

Moja Meja/ Il mio Confine/ My Bordeline, author: Nadja Velušček, Anja Medved
18/11at 8,30 pm

16th September 1947 – The borderline was imposed between houses and streets, between fields and gardens – between people. It has divided their world in two and thus became both a barrier and a challenge. The documentary “My Borderline” is intended for young generations who never perceived the borderline between Italy and Slovenia as problematic, but rather as a natural phenomenon, such as the Isonzo river flow which defines the course of the borderline.
This documentary is dedicated to the generation that was born and raised when this borderline was perceived as an ”iron curtain”. They too have accepted it, but only as an insurmountable obstacle.
The authors of this documentary have mainly focused on the stories of those who were born before this region was divided by the borderline, and whose lives have changed dramatically because of it. This is their message to everybody living on any side of any painful borderline, and especially to thousands of people crossing this very borderline night after night still wishing and striving for a better life.
screenplay: Nadja Velušček
director /Anja Medved, Nadja Velušček
photography / Radovan Čok
sound and second camera / HIJACINT IUSSA
music / Aleksander Ipavec
editing / Morena Fortuna
executive producer / Aleš Doktorič
video 50′

Crossroads of the Iron Curtain, author: Róbert Tasnádi
19/11/ at 8,30 pm

Hungarian-Austrian border from 1948 to 1989 was marked by fences and landmines. Number of ordinary people, even celebrities seeking better life, adventure passed the strictly guarded border. Some of them by themselves, others assisted by smugglers, locals. Eventually, some of them were captured and seized. The video material gives an insight of the era when small villages, relatives were separated from each other by fences. The former Hungarian border patrol Sándor Goják devoted his life to display and demonstrate how the Iron Curtain worked for four decades. He shares those stories which were kept in secret for long time and what are almost forgotten by now…
Robert Tasnádi is a communication researcher and journalist based in Szombathely (Hungary). In the film Crossroads of the Iron Curtain, he presents a small private museum of “Iron Curtain” in the village Felsőcsatár. The Museum is founded by Sándor Goják, who served in the border patrol in the 1960s, and later collected objects documenting (illegal) border crossings between Hungary and Austria, which existed from 1948 to 1989. The museum is a collection of objects and stories, reminiscent of the Iron Curtain, as the ideological and physical boundary between communist areas and the west during the Cold War.
(Source: Robert Tasnádi,
Director:Róbert Tasnádi
Screenplay: Róbert Tasnádi
Photography: Jozsef Füzessy
Editing: Jozsef Füzessy, Gyula Széles
documentary film, 50′

The Smuggler of Images, author: Victor Lopez Gonzalez                                               20/11 at 8,30 pm

The video work The smuggler of images (2012) is based on questioning the concepts of borders and frontiers using the figure of a smuggler as a symbol and allegory of a person who exceeds these limits and therefore ignores them. The video uses a labyrinthine narrative strategy with various levels of “reality” to create a common space in the time between two figures. The protagonist Antonio Giavelli, a former smuggler, tells about the problems and experiences of smuggling between Italy and France in the Stura Valley. In the temporal space of the video he encounters a fictitious smuggler of our time who tries, with the help of donkeys, to cross the boundary line, carrying as “illegal goods” an indefinite number of images. In the video installation images from different geographical regions of the Stura Valley converge with shots of high-tech industries that are located there, which suggests a common cartography for both protagonists and a way of thinking about history.

Green Border, authors:  Nikica Klobučar, Tomislav Šoban
20/11 at 8,30 pm

Short documentary movie “Green border” deals with unofficial border crossing near village Bric, in community Buje, on Croatian – Slovenian border. Narration of the movie is based on audio recording of situations and authors interview’s with three persons who live near border. All of them have there own experience and attitudes toward illegal crossing.
The young man from that area helps us to find border crossing, where is possible illegal transport of merchandise and people. Story of the Priest gives us speculations about moral attitude of local people (inhabitants) toward illegal crossing. Police employee from border sector informs us about meaning of green border in terms of law and regulations and he talks about different ways of controlling green border crossings.
Video clips are recorded with camera Canon G5 and audio materials recorded with Marantz 660 pro.

genre : documentary
lenght : 10’30”
year : 2006.

Ariel, authors: Ivo Deković, Igor Kirin, Nikola Ukić
20/11 at 8,30 pm
Documentary film, 16’38’’, 2013.
Through a personal true story, after serving 12 years in prison, Hermann Ariel Scheige talks about the political climate and development of anarchist and neo-anarchist movements since the 1960s, underlining the situation in Europe. Coming from a leftist family who moved to West Germany from Uruguay in the late 1960s out of political and economical reasons, he exposes facts about the influence of Latin American urban guerrillas on the European ones (the Tupamaros movement on RAF) and about the lesser known connection between anarchist movements and drug dealing and abuse, especially after the movement was suspended. As he himself was accused of dealing 2.5 tons of cocaine in 38 cases in a year and a half, he takes a clear standpoint regarding his actions in life, claiming they were grounded in his wish to stay outside of the system. Film (16’38”) is the first collaborative work by artists Ivo Deković, Igor Kirin and Nikola Ukić.

Photos:  The Smuggler of Images, author: Victor Lopez Gonzalez  
              My Bordeline, authors: Nadja Velušček i Anja Medved

eulogo   “With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union”

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