WHAT’S TO BE DONE?
Željko is a labor representative at the Gredelj railway car factory and is fighting against the Government’s decision to force the factory into bankruptcy. Pressured, his deputy Mladen commits suicide, which awakens a strong feeling of guilt in Željko he has to handle, whilst still representing the workers’ rights and interests. What’s to be done? is the paradigm of European post-communist countries and represents a chronicle of the workers’ lives, who became the losers of the transition. While actively working on the fall of the communist system, many of them didn’t manage to adapt to the new order’s market rules. The film’s documentary part was filmed over ten full years.
Goran Dević was born in Sisak in 1971, and studied law, later philosophy and eventually graduated at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, where he acquired the title of an academic film director. Today he is an associate professor, the head of the Documentary Film department and the coordinator of the MA studies in Directing – the program of Documentary Film. He is the co-author and co-screenwriter of the feature film The Blacks (2009), the Croatian candidate for the Oscars 2010, and he is also the author and screenwriter of numerous documentary films, awarded in Croatia and abroad. He is a member of The Society of Croatian Film Directors and the founder of Petnaesta umjetnost production house.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Sarajevo Film Festival
WHAT’S TO BE DONE? (doc.)
DIRECTOR: Goran Dević
PRODUCTION: Petnaesta Umjetnost
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