The Blockade



  • Igor Bezinović
  • Croatia
  • 2012, 93 min
Script: Igor Bezinović
Photography: Đuro Gavran, Eva Kraljević, Igor Bezinović, Haris Berbić
Editing: Hrvoslava Brkušić, Maida Srabović, Miro Manojlović
Sound: Vladimir Božić, Milan Čekić
Color: Colour
Language: Croatian

The 2009 student strike at Zagreb University had several clear objectives – the struggle against the commercialisation of higher education, against tuitions, and for government subsidies. Soon, it spread throughout Croatia. This study of one blockade takes a look at democracy without a vertical hierarchy, its utopian spirit, and its fragile environment. As usual, power objectives and political roles win out over the students’ utopian visions. A film as a manifesto of autonomy, ideals, the seeds of democracy in practice, and history repeating itself.  

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Festival edition: 2012
Sections: Between the Seas
Awards: Special Mention of the Between the Seas Jury
Exhibition format: Digi Beta
  • Igor Bezinović
Subtitle languages: English
Simultaneous interpreting: cz


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