Feature documentary / 2022.
|Photography director||Damian Nenadić|
In the pandemic changed society, the long-awaited opportunity for vaccination has appeared – the largest vaccination point has opened in pavilion 6 of the Zagreb Fair. The observational documentary “Vaxers” follows individuals from the most important organizational sectors such as security guards, administrators, doctors, epidemiologists, nurses and emergency workers. The film pays equal attention to the citizens who came to be vaccinated, regardless of whether they came to the vaccination “in pairs” or started communicating with complete strangers with whom they were united by a common term of vaccination. In the chaos that accompanies the film, all of the painful points of post-transition Croatia emerge, from the completely ruined trust in knowledge, science and institutions of the system to the eternal need of the “little man” to fight for something “out of turn” or “through a connection”. The ultimate ambition of this observational film is to raise the question of whether we still exist as a society or have we become a group of disoriented individuals whose only current consolation may be that the current problem they face is not endemic, local but something that has befallen the world.
Year: 2022. / Format: DCP / Duration: 100′ / Color
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; He is the co-founder of 15th Art Production (Petnaesta umjetnost) – a film production company. 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 with Zvonimir Jurić, 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; Golden Arena for best supporting role Pula Film Festival Croatia 2009; Golden Arena for sound design Pula Film Festival Croatia 2009;
Retrospectives of his documentaries were screened at Arsenal Berlin, Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz