Cinematic Homelands (3 Filmmakers, 3 Films)

Date
Thu October 13th 2022, All day
Event Sponsor
CREEES Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
Department of Art & Art History
Stanford Global Studies Division
Documentary Film and Video
Film and Media Studies
Location
Oshman Hall
McMurtry Building 355 Roth Way, Stanford, CA 94305

This program, organized by CREEES and the Department of Art & Art History, and supported by Stanford Global Studies, brings to campus some of the most interesting and accomplished contemporary filmmakers from Serbia: Jelena Maksimović, Ognjen Glavonić, and Marko Grba Singh. Three films will be screened in the course of two days, accompanied by conversations with their authors. The program will give the audience a solid introduction to both the dramatic narrative and the documentary approaches to filmmaking, by three cineastes invested in critically exploring the socio-political, historical, and personal dimensions of the idea of “homeland."

First Screening: 

Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 5:30pm PT at Oshman Hall, McMurtry Art Building

Homelands (dir. Jelena Maksimović, 2020) followed by Q&A with the filmmaker

A girl born in the former Yugoslavia returns to a mountain village her grandmother fled during the Greek Civil War. The place has become a trendy ski resort and no longer corresponds to her family memories.

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Second Screening: 

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 12:00pm PT at Oshman Hall, McMurtry Art Building

Rampart (dir. Marko Grba-Singh, 2021) followed by Q&A with the filmmaker

Marko spends time in the abandoned apartment of his childhood in Belgrade. Traces of the past are being drawn and memories, both idyllic and traumatic, are combined. The family VHS archive shows his universe during 1998 and 1999: gatherings, pets, videogames, and moments of great uncertainty reveal a common life embraced by a historical event. 

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Third Screening:

Friday, October 14, 3:00pm PT at Oshman Hall, McMurtry Art Building

The Load (dir. Ognjen Glavonić, 2018) followed by Q&A with the filmmaker

During NATO’s bombing of Serbia in 1999, Vlada, a truck driver, is hired to undertake a treacherous path across his war-torn country and deliver mysterious cargo. On a journey where friend and foe prove indistinguishable, Vlada comes to realize the horrifying ramifications of his mission.

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