Serbia / France / Croatia / Montenegro / Qatar 2022, 100 min, Arabic, English, French and Serbian, Hebrew & English subtitles

In 1961, Belgrade hosted the first Summit Conference of Non-Aligned Countries—countries that refused to ally themselves with either the West (the United States) or the East (the Soviet Union) and aspired instead to form an alliance of equality and peaceful coexistence. The conference was documented by the cameraman of Yugoslav President Tito, Stevan Labudović, who captured the turbulent years when African and Asian countries fought for independence, and political leaders like Nehru (India), Nasser (Egypt), Nkrumah (Ghana), and Sukarno (Indonesia) shone on the political stage. Labudović’s reels, nearly lost to time in the dusty archives of the Serbian capital, are shown here for the first time, alongside the videographer’s memories. They tell the story of an era when images captured on film and the narration chosen to accompany them had a tremendous effect on the political game.

Previous Festivals: IDFA, Festival autorskog filma, FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU CINÉMA D'ALGER, Trieste Film Festival, CPH:DOX

Mila Turajlić (director/producer) is an award-winning director born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Her films have screened at numerous festivals and been released theatrically in Europe and North America. Her film THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING (2017) won 32 awards including the IDFA Award for Best Documentary Film.

Production: Carine Chichkowsky, Mila Turajlić
Script & Cinematography: Mila Turajlić
Editing: Sylvie Gadmer, Mila Turajlić, Céline Ducreux
Sound Design: Aleksandar Protić
Music: Jonathan Morali