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Moldova - Lost in Transition

Croatia, Europe and the Twilight of Heroes

A film by Fritz Ofner and Gerald Knaus
A 2012, 52 min.

Part of ORF’s BALKAN EXPRESS documentary series:

MOLDOWA LOST IN TRANSITION is a portrait of Moldava, Europe’s poorest country, and its struggle to find an autonomous identity somewhere between the EU and Russia. The film provides a fascinating look at a rich and unspoiled culture which is for the most part unknown beyond the country’s borders.

Director: Fritz Ofner
Script: Gerald Knaus
Photography: Christian Haake Fritz Ofner Dominik Spritzendorfer
Sound: Peter Kutin
Editor: Max Kliewer
Producers: Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Production: NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
in coproduction with: ORF

an initiative of ERSTE Stiftung
in cooperation with ESI - European Stability Initiative

with support of:
Fernsehfonds Austria / RTR

Croatia, Europe and the Twilight of Heroes

Croatia, Europe and the Twilight of Heroes

A film by Fritz Ofner and Gerald Knaus
A 2012, 52 min.

Part of ORF’s BALKAN EXPRESS documentary series:

After Yugoslavia’s breakup, Croatia was torn apart by fighting, and Serbian troops occupied a considerable portion of the country’s territory. Croatian forces were then able to retake it by 1995, and the country was considered a victor of the war. A caste of politicians around President Tudjman made him out to be the father of the nation.
But just a short time later, the reality of Europe caught up with the war heroes: The international court in The Hague brought charges for war crimes and large-scale expulsions of the Serbian population, and extradition of the responsible parties was made the main criterion for Croatian EU membership.
The film tells the story of these godfathers of the nation – and how the forces working for a civil society struggle to deal with this blood-stained past.

Director: Fritz Ofner
Script: Gerald Knaus
Photography: Christian Haake, Fritz Ofner
Sound: Atanas Tcholakov, Peter Kutin
Editor: Max Kliewer
Producers: Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Production: NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
in coproduction with: ORF

an initiative of ERSTE Stiftung
in cooperation with ESI - European Stability Initiative

with support of:
Fernsehfonds Austria / RTR

Musik-Therapie: Beirut wacht auf

TV Beitrag, ORF-Kulturmontag, 06/2010
Gestaltung und Kamera: Fritz Ofner
Link zum Beitrag auf ORF.at

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