Landscapes of Resistance

How can a landscape speak?
It’s like wondering whether the grass, the crickets,
or the pond are only a backdrop to the events,
or whether they actually participate in them,
with their shadows, depths, sounds,
waiting to become narrators?

Landscapes of Resistance traces a journey through the memories of antifascist fighter Sonja (97), one of the first women Partisans in Serbia, who was also among the leaders of the Resistance movement at Auschwitz. As Sonja speaks, we travel through the landscapes of her revolutionary youth as they exist in the present time – Serbian forests and mountains and the muddy ground of Auschwitz – as well as her tiny Belgrade home where she lives with her husband and a cat. Since Sonja is a great storyteller, capable of telling about past events without relying on hindsight, she takes us directly into that peculiar atmosphere and mindset, which gave birth to antifascist resistance. We make her story travel through time towards the living bodies of the new generations, suggesting that it is always possible to think and practice resistance.

Produced by
Theory at Work, Serbia
Bocalupo Films, France

 

Supported by
Film Center Serbia, Serbia
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany

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