Direc­tors Kata­rina Rejger and Eric van den Broek filmed behind the scenes of the Serbian youth move­ment Otpor! (Resis­tance!) in the agitated weeks preceding the down­fall of Milo­sevic’ régime. The non-violent Otpor! activists were used to keeping their activ­i­ties and prepa­ra­tions secret. Many members had been arrested and assaulted more than once; the secret service constantly kept an eye on them. Still, Rejger and Van den Broek, aided by a simple digital camera, managed to largely capture the Otpor! strat­a­gems. Further­more, it becomes clear that the organ­i­sa­tion, main­taining they did not have a leader, was led extremely strictly with the aid of mobile phones and laptops. As it turned out, Otpor! played a major role in the uprising by a million people, which forced Milo­sevic to admit his elec­toral defeat.

Title: The Making of the Revolution
Year: 2001
Duration : 52 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2001

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