[MGSA-L] Please help us try to save a Yugoslav film archive!
gbaloglou at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 12:24:45 PDT 2015
I would like to remind everybody, on this sad occasion, of the following
film and link:
On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 7:39 PM, Tatjana Aleksic <atatjana at umich.edu> wrote:
> Dear list members,
> My apologies for sending out a message that is not directly related to any
> matters Greek, but this is a situation of unusual urgency.
> Namely, on April 22 the long awaited sale of the largest Yugoslav film
> studios will finally take place. The Avala Film Studios, that in
> Yugoslavia’s heyday, besides hundreds of Yugoslav documentary and feature
> films also produced some of the world's most sumptuous co-productions,
> has been suffering the destiny of its founding country for about three
> decades. The scandalous neglect of Yugoslav cultural heritage, that was the
> subject of the awarded documentary CINEMA KOMUNISTO (2010) by Mila
> Turajlić, has left the Avala Studios without funds and even such basics as
> electricity, let alone any solution for the preservation of film material
> that still lingers in their dusty corridors.
> Since the Serbian state is selling the film catalogue with the buildings,
> the entire archive of films produced in these studios will go the way of
> neoliberal devastation of all things unprofitable.
> I am the last person to believe that a petition can move mountains, but
> perhaps we can at least raise awareness with someone who can do something
> to help save the cultural heritage of an entire country. Please add your
> valuable vote for the preservation of this vast Yugoslav film archive.
> Spread and share the petition across social networks.
> The link to the campaign is here:
> The direct link to the petition is here:
> Thank you
> Tatjana Aleksic
> University of Michigan
> Comparative and Slavic Literature
> 3040 MLB
> 812 E Washington Str.
> Ann Arbor, MI 48109
> atatjana at umich.edu
> List-Info: https://maillists.uci.edu/mailman/listinfo/mgsa-l
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http://www.oswego.edu/~baloglou (1988 - 2008)
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