Milestones is a documentary on monumental memorials erected during the period of socialism on the territory of the former Yugoslavia. The basic intention of the film is to demonstrate, on the example of the monument, that true art will remain, find its way to the audience and survive the shift of ideologies and political systems. Monuments are at the same time symbols of the suffering and man’s struggle for freedom, for a better and brighter future. The sculptor prof. Miodrag Zivkovic, the author of the monuments at Kadinjaca, Tjentiste, Kragujevac, testifies about how some of the most important monuments were created and how it was to create during this period. These are abstract constructions, devoid of ideological symbols (sickle, hammer) and a cult of personality very present in the monumental sculpture of other socialist countries. Their form and design are modern, even futuristic, visionary, while their technical side is impressive.

Director’s biography

Jelena Radenovic was born in Belgrade in 1979. She graduated acting from The Academy of Arts in Belgrade. For several years she worked as a journalist and editor of TV shows aired on television channels Studio B and B92. She currently works at the Film School Focus at Kolarac where she teaches acting in film and television. Turning Point, a documentary which premiered in October 2015, was her directorial debut. This film was supported by the TEMPUS foundation — a European Union program that supports young artists. Jelena also makes dedicated short films for UNTF (the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women) on women’s rights organizations around the world.

Festivals and awards

Balkan Panorama Film Festival 2020
Best Movie Award – BaNeFF Stockholm 2019
Special Mention – Free Zone Film Festival 2019


Milestones (doc.)
Director: Jelena Radenović
Country: Serbia, Belgium, UKYear: 2019.
Runtime: 62′
Language: Serbian, English
Cast: Miodrag Živković
Production: Fini Šnit Production
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