Croatian Documentary Film ‘Unwanted Heritage’ Wins Gold at WorldFest Houston

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Film director and screenwriter Irena Škorić won gold with her ‘Unwanted Heritage’ film, in the category of History & Archaeology at the WorldFest-Houston, the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the world, FAMA reported on May 3, 2017.

WorldFest-Houston is the only film festival in the world with ten major competition categories, not just Shorts and Features like most festivals, and there are more than 200 sub-categories. Each year, there are more than 4,500 category entries, and only about 15% of total entries actually win a Remi Award. Winners have included famous screenwriters and directors such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, John Lee Hancock, Randal Kleiser and the Coen Brothers.
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The international premiere of the movie took place at 2016 Sarajevo Film Festival, and it won gold at the 6th Balkan New Film Festivalu (BaNeFF). Zagreb premiere took place at ZagrebDox a few months ago.

About the film
“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.”

Watch the trailer below:

Neželjena baština / Unwanted heritage trailer from Artizana on Vimeo.


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