The life story of Lidija Šunjerga, the first woman in Croatia who talked openly about her profession of a porn actress. From an unhappy childhood in a small village through trafficking and prostitution in Amsterdam to an acclaimed porn actress and the picture on the Playboy cover page...and then...again back to a small village...
Do you remember when was the last time you talked to your parents? What did you talk about? Did you go a step beyond weather forecast and daily politics? Can a conversation about buried family secrets help you eat without cramps in your stomach? Can a failed birthday cake help you embrace the past? A birthday celebration brings together an ordinary four member family five years after their last gathering. They start questioning what made them turn away from each other. Through the ritual of family meals, the film unveils how important it is to feel accepted by our loved ones.
The Woman Who Talks to Animals
Hela always dreamed about farm with lot of happy animals. Three years ago she left her job, sold her apartment and started to build a new life. Today, she lives with fifty goats, two cows, two horses, a donkey named Blanka and a pig named Roža. Hela knows name and nature of every single animal. On her farm there is no compulsion and punishing, every animal works as much as it wants and as much as it can. If animal is too old for working, it goes to retirement. Hela says that her way of livestock farming is called emotional farming and although it is a hardworking job, it is her dream come true.
We Wanted Workers, We Got People
The film "We wanted workers, we got people" tells about the exploitation of Bosnian construction workers in Slovenia. One doesn’t choose one's parents or the country he or she is born in. The question of national identity determines fates of many, whether they like it or not. Citizens of many European countries go looking for a better life in the promised lands of the West, performing jobs local population doesn’t know or want to do. They’re looked upon as second class citizens and denied their basic human and social rights. In tandem with big Business, the laws are tailored so that the exploitation of these people is legal.
Fifteen years ago, atop a box containing worn-out children’s clothes, a diary of an extraordinary woman was discovered – a wartime testimony of a charity taking at that time probably incredible proportions. On a cold winter day, in February 1942, Diana Budisavljević decided to do something for the thousands of children who were dying in Ustaše camps every day from hunger, sickness and cold. She launched an action that saved 12,000 children by 1945 and took careful records of all the information available so that the children could safely return to their families once the war was over.