Park under construction

Documentary short / 2008.

DirectorGoran Dević
ScreenplayGoran Dević, Vanja Siruček, Sanja Potkonjak
CinematographyTamara Cesarec
EditingVanja Siruček
Sound designBojan Kondres
ProducerGoran Dević
ProductionPetnaesta umjetnost, Hrvatska mreža zdravih gradova
DistributionPetnaesta umjetnost
SupportHrvatski audiovizualni centar (HAVC)


In the Zagreb neighborhood Borovje residents try to rid the meadow in their apartment block. Meadow serves as a playground for seventy children from the surrounding buildings. It is suddenly occupied by the company TEM 95, with the intention of constructing a building of 195 apartments. The film follows the residents of the surrounding buildings, mostly scientists, who rebel against the degradation of the urban environment.

Year: 2008. / Format: digi Beta / Duration: 24′ / color / Orig. Title: Park u izgradnji

About director

Goran Dević

was born in Sisak, Croatia, in 1971. He studied law, archaeology and film art at Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb, Croatia. His filmography includes several documentaries and short films. Teaches documentary film at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is the author of award-winning documentary films: On The Water (2018), The Steel Mill Café (2017), 65+ (2016), Two Furnaces for Udarnik Josip Trojko (2012), Don Juan: Excuse Me, Miss (2010), The Flood (2010), Happy Land (2009), Three (2008), I Have Nothing Nice to Say to You (2005), Imported Crows (2004) and others. Film The Blacks (2009), which he codirected, was his feature film debut also woon grand prix Ljubljana Film Festival Slovenia 2009; grand prix Festival autorskog filma Serbia 2009; FIPRESCI award Cottbus Film Festival Germany 2009; special award for directing Cottbus Film Festival Germany 2009; Golden Arena for directing Pula Film Festival Croatia 2009;

Retrospectives of his documentaries were screened at Arsenal Berlin, Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz.