Anja Medved, Nadja Velušček
No. 1413
"Town in a Meadow"
Anja Medved, Nadja Velušček - Town in a Meadow
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Artist: Anja Medved, Nadja Velušček
Title: Town in a Meadow
Subtitle: video essay on Nova Gorica
Duration: 01:03:00
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary film
Production: Kinoatelje

 
SYNOPSIS

When the Primorska Region was annexed to Yugoslavía, the town of Gorica/Gorizia remained in Italy. In 1948, a new Gorizia (Nova Gorica) began to be built on the Yugoslav side. The town in a meadow, on a swamp, on an abandoned cemetery by an old brickyard has stood for long years like a skeleton in the middle of an empty space, alongside an immensely wide street that led nowhere. People who were moving to the town from half over the country soon discovered that they found themselves in the ‘Wild West’ and that they would have to build Nova Gorica themselves. This documentary video essay tells the story of the origin of the town and asks questions about its identity and vision in a time when the border, which led to its creation, is losing its significance.


Nadja Velušček and Anja Medved, a mother and a daughter, both film directors and screenwriters, are collaborating in tandem in a number of documentaries.



 
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