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MOTHER EUROPE

by Petra Seliskar

synopsis

Terra was born in the Balkans, and learned of the borders very quickly as she immediately started traveling with her mother and father Brand Ferro, a Cuban-Macedonian, with a Macedonian passport. This meant waiting in humiliating lines at embassies for Schengen visas and a bunch of contrasts that the child was exposed to in her short life: like the one between the Balkans, a land of borders, and the borderless EU. This road documentary takes Terra from Skopje to Trieste, through - former Yugoslavia, where she meets various remarkable characters with fascinating stories. One of them is Barich, born in Izola (today in Slovenia) when Trieste and the surrounding area was proclaimed Free Territory and split into two zones by a treaty because of territorial claims between Italy and Yugoslavia.

international title: Mother Europe
original title: Mother Europe
country: Slovenia, North Macedonia, Croatia
year: 2012
genre: documentary
directed by: Petra Seliskar
cinematography by: Brand Ferro
film editing: Katrin Ebersohn, Bozidar Jovanovic
music: John Bonnar, Vladimir Rakic
producer: Brand Ferro, Petra Seliskar
production: Petra Pan Film Productions
backing: Filmski Sklad Republike Slovenije, Macedonian Film Fund
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