SNAJKA: DIARY OF EXPECTATIONS
Snajka: Diary of Expectations is a documentary about a Croatian-Roma couple, Tea and Mirsad, and their life together, torn between family pressure and compromises they are ready to make. They are facing the challenge of balancing the family burden, inherited from past generations. Wanting to find a solution for unrealistic expectations of their families, they are engaging in a complex game of adjustment, which proves to be an obstacle to their intimacy. This immensely personal film reveals family rituals and cultural racism in which this couple is trying to find a balance between pleasing their parents and the need to maintain their identities. Tea and Mirsad are trying to be obedient children and free-spirited parents at the same time.
Tea Vidović Dalipi is a sociologist, a researcher of migration and cultural identities, and a debutant director. Born in Zagreb, where she also studied at the Faculty of Philosophy. In a long-term collaboration with the Center for Peace Studies, she developed asylum and migration programs. Tea is an active member of civil society and cooperates with numerous individuals and organizations whose focus is on the protection of human rights and community action. She found herself in the documentary film when she enrolled in the Restart School, out of a great desire to master the technique that would enable her to share her visions. Snajka: Diary of Expectations, was shot over the course of 10 years.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Sarajevo Film Festival
Liburnia Film Festival
Rab Film Festival
SNAJKA: DIARY OF EXPECTATIONS (doc.)
DIRECTOR: Tea Vidović Dalipi
COUNTRY: Croatia, Italy, Kosovo*
LANGUAGE: Croatian, Albanian, English, Romani
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