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by Jelena Jureša


The brutal Belgian colonial policy, the Austrian oppression of the Balkans, and ethnic conflicts after the breakup of Yugoslavia – these seemingly unrelated historical episodes create one line of the documentary. In the film, history becomes a kind of speech, which often leads to the inability to formulate a complete sentence in the statements of a person suffering from loss of speech or speech disorder. In three acts, the film looks for words to describe and understand the existence of the museum of the Belgian colonial history, the hovering of Kurt Waldheim before the commission investigating his involvement in SS, and the infamous photograph of the Belgrade’s most popular DJ kicking the head of a dead woman.

international title: Aphasia
original title: Aphasia
country: Belgium
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Jelena Jureša
film run: 80'
screenplay: Asa Mendelsohn, Jelena Jureša
cinematography by: Jelena Jureša
film editing: Jelena Jureša
music: Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
producer: Quaghebeur Rolf
production: Argos
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