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LOGBOOK SERBISTAN preceded by Inventory

February 9 at 4:00 p.m.
West Building Lecture Hall

Known for his development of the docudrama — a mode of documentary filmmaking that actively eschews objectivity — Bosnian filmmaker Želimir Žilnik has trained his lens on the everyday plight of ordinary people since the 1960s. Žilnik’s 1970s short film Inventory (Inventur - Metzstrasse 11), a portrait of several tenants “from elsewhere” living in a housing complex in Munich, precedes the feature. (Želimir Žilnik, 1975, subtitles, 9 minutes)
    LOGBOOK SERBISTAN relates stories of several young migrants and asylum seekers housed in refugee centers in Serbia. Following dramatic flights from the war and destitution gripping their homelands in North Africa and the Middle East, they are each forced to negotiate complex new ways of living. (Želimir Žilnik, 2015, subtitles, 94 minutes)

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