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Still from Mila Turajlić’s Non-Aligned (2022) courtesy Icarus Films

Non-Aligned: Scenes from the Labudović Reels

Art Films and Special Screenings

  • Sunday, January 21, 2024
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Join filmmaker Mila Turajlić in person for a post-screening discussion.

Mila Turajlić continues her research into Stevan Labudović’s film archive, here documenting the birth of the Non-Aligned Movement, a largely Yugoslav-led bloc including many decolonizing nations that stood apart from both East and West during the Cold War. What begins as an exploration of newsreel footage of the 1961 Non-Aligned Summit in Belgrade becomes a love letter to a vanished country and its hopes for the future, a history of the early days of the Non-Aligned Movement, and a document of the affinity between two filmmakers, Turajlić and Labudović. Filmed in Belgrade, New York, and Algeria, and featuring archival footage from around the globe filmed by Labudović, this is a subtle, complex documentary, adroitly blending personal and global histories. (Mila Turajlić, 2022, Serbian, English, French, and Arabic with English language subtitles, DCP, 100 minutes)