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by Irena Skoric


Monuments are silent witnesses to the times when they were built and the people who built them. Through monuments one can trace the history of human kind. Monuments teach us about different customs, religions, cultures, economies, wars and social norms. Had their monuments not been preserved many peoples would have perished without a trace. Thousands of monuments were built throughout the former Yugoslavia in the 1945-1990 period to commemorate the sites where World War II battles had been fought. These monuments were once favorite destinations for school trips and political gatherings, as well as a necessary part of all family photos. At the present time, the monuments and their symbolism have been abandoned, neglected and destroyed. The main focus of this film is the destiny of these monuments as secondary raw materials.

international title: Unwanted Heritage
original title: Neželjena baština
country: Croatia
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Irena Skoric
film run: 100'
screenplay: Irena Skoric
cinematography by: Branko Cahun
film editing: Silvije Magdic
music: Ivo Josipovic
producer: Irena Skoric
production: Artizana
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