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Arson

  • Documentary TV Film
  • 84’
  • 2020
  • Slovenia

The burning down of the cultural hub of the Slovenian community in Trieste, the symbol of its presence in this city, was merely the beginning of the cruel course of events that unfolded for the people of the region. The documentary sheds light on the century that twisted the fates of many in the most painful ways – the time before, during, and after WWII when people found themselves under pressure from fascist powers. The film interprets the troubled, turbulent, rebellious years that remain controversial long after the border has opened.

Director Majda Širca
Director's statement

This is a film on fascism and revolt. It captures a century that cannot be forgotten, nor can it be allowed to be replaced in our historical memory by convenient current political views of the past. B

This is a film on fascism and revolt. It captures a century that cannot be forgotten, nor can it be allowed to be replaced in our historical memory by convenient current political views of the past. But above all, it is a film that in the time of intemperance, rising nationalism, and intolerance, warns us that there can be no other, better world without respect.

Writing

screenwriter

Direction

director

Production

Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer

Editing

film editor

Sound design

sound designer
sound recordist
electrician
specialized collaborator
(dokumentacija TV Slovenija)

production

production
(TV Dokumentarni program)
Alternative title
Arson (english)
Production countries
Slovenia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 // 16:9
Duration and length
84 minutes
Colour
Colour (s črno-belimi inserti)
Sound
stereo
Screening formats
digital DCP

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