They Were Tito’s Towns / Bila so Titova mesta
14. september 2017 | 16.45
2017, 102′, colour, stereo, HD File, 16:9
documentary / historical
Following the death of Josip Broz Tito (1892–1980), one city in each of the six republics and two autonomous regions of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia had the honour to be named after the long-serving president. Having been chosen due to leftist ideas, proletarian character, industrialisation, urbanisation and modernity, they were often privileged. Now located across seven countries, not one of these cities is still named after Tito.
We learn the stories of these cities from their residents who look back at the period under Tito’s name. Many of these stories are tragic since the majority of cities have been touched by war.
|DIRECTED BY||Amir Muratović|
|WRITTEN BY||Amir Muratović|
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY||Marko Kočevar/Z. F. S.|
|MUSIC||Šemsudin Dino Džopa, Tilen Stepišnik (Aritmija)|
|EDITED BY||Amir Muratović|
|SOUND DESIGN||Robert Sršen|
|SOUND RECORDING||Frane Povirk|
|PRODUCTION||RTV Slovenija – Documentary Programmes|
|OTHERS||Irena Romih, author of maps and graphic designer; Tomaž Hajdarovič, colourist; Jožica Hafner, TV documentation expert; Sveto Makič, lighting technician;|
Amir Muratović (1966) studied Film and TV Directing at AGRFT, and also graduated in Architecture. As a screenwriter, director and editor he has made numerous documentary films for the Slovenian National Television; including Maypole, for which he won the Vesna award for Best Documentary at the 13th FSF. For 10 years, he has been working on Zapeljevanje pogleda, a documentary series on contemporary art in Slovenia. In his experimental films, Muratović is interested in the intersections of the animated and the documentary. His book Sweet Sensuality of Margin (Slatka strast periferije) is a study on Bosnian cinematographer and film director Ivica Matić. After years of part-time collaborations, Muratović has been a fulltime employee of the Slovenian National Television since 2017.