Preserving Croatian Village Stories and Memories: The ‘Lost’ Film of Dragan

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June 23, 2018 – A unique video project of a British resident of the village of Bukovlje is unearthing local stories and memories and preserving them for future generations. 

I have never met Andrew Norris, a fellow Brit here in Croatia, who has been living here for about ten years, but he has arguably the most interesting and challenging project of the Brits resident here. 

He has clearly fallen in love with his adopted village of Bukovlje, and some time ago embarked on a rather ambitious project – to document the stories and personalities of the village in video format, so as to preserve the memory of the way of life and the characters which constitute it. 

HIs video series goes into every minute details of village life, conversations with all the locals, and it offers perhaps a unique look at Croatian village life today, and how it is changing. I can imagine it to be a great reference source for future generations of which Croatian village life was like before the final villagers emigrated or died. 

A great example of Andrew’s dedication and determination to put all the strands together, as he tries (successfully) to track down a short film depicting a very popular local resident who sadly drowned. The very short film of Dragan was located in Italy, and it is the central theme of the latest episode. 


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