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The Film Festival as a Vehicle for Memory Officialization: The Afterlife of WWII in the Yugoslav Documentary and Short Film Festival, 1954–2004

  • Dunja Jelenković
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Abstract

This chapter offers an analysis of the change in programming practices at the Yugoslav Documentary and Short Film Festival, at the time of the major political and ideological transition of the late 1980s/early 1990s in Yugoslavia. The chapter charts the festival’s history from its creation in 1954, until its internationalization in 2004, showing the event’s transition from one that contributed to the creation of the Yugoslav supranational identity, to one that turned instead to the reinforcement of Serbian national identity. In order to demonstrate this development, the analysis focuses on the changes in the approach to World War II (WWII), as the historical event that set the basis of both the creation and the destruction of the supranational socialist Yugoslav myth.

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  • Dunja Jelenković
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  1. 1.University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, University of Paris SaclayParisFrance

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