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The People Are Present: Films of Želimir Žilnik, Part One

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BAMPFA

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Želimir Žilnik, currently living and working in Novi Sad, Serbia, has written and directed numerous feature and documentary films and is renowned as an initiator of the docudrama genre.

Join Part 1 of the film series by Želimir Žilnik:

Inventur - Metzstrasse 11 (9 mins)

Guest workers living in a tenement in Munich speak about themselves in their native languages.

Hausordnung (12 mins)

Interviews with guest worker tenants and with the building “orderlies” point out absurd situations and clashes caused by house restrictions

Kenedi Lost and Found (26 mins)

Kenedi Hasani recounts his experiences of illegally traveling to European Union countries to reunite with his parents and siblings.

Abschied (9 mins)

After five years at a BMW factory, a worker from Serbia gets ready for his journey south and reflects on his time abroad.

Pirika na filmu (53 mins)

A biographical video essay on Pirika, a strong-willed woman living in Serbia, made forty-four years after she appeared as a child actor in two films directed by Žilnik. 

Želimir Žilnik, currently living and working in Novi Sad, Serbia, has written and directed numerous feature and documentary films and is renowned as an initiator of the docudrama genre.

Pavle Levi is a professor of film studies at Stanford University and the author of a number of books, including Disintegration in FramesCinema by Other Means, and Hypnos in Cineland.

Djordje Popović is assistant professor of Yugoslav literature in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and affiliate faculty member in the Program in Critical Theory at UC Berkeley.