Newsreel 242 - Sunny Railway

Newsreel 242 - Sunny Railways

Best Short Documentary Nika Autor Slovenia, Documentary, 30:45

Between 1946 and 1990, thousands of young brigadiers participated in youth work actions, which were an integral part of socialist Yugoslavia. One of such projects was Šamac-Sarajevo railway build in 1947 with the support of thousands of young leftist from Italy, Britain, Greece, France, Denmark, Sweden, Palestine, etc. In the 90’ war the railway was damaged, and the last train Šamac - Sarajevo drove in 2011. Today it is often used as a path to the promised future in Europe for people on the move.

Newsreel 242 - Sunny Railways
Film block: DOCUMENTARY / Mixed Perspectives
Palace of Culture Pernik, Hall 1
  • Language
  • Country Slovenia
  • Genre Documentary
  • Cinematographer Jošt Franko
  • Scriptwriter Nika Autor
  • Producer Nika Autor, coproducers Andraž Jerič and Jerca Jerič
  • Music Matevž Kolenc
  • Editor Nika Autor
  • Cast Hidaya Alsisi, Etaf Alburai, Afnan Aboathra, Dana Mikawi, Nahla Mikawi, Nadia Hakki
  • Year of creation 2023
  • Duration 30:45
Nika Autor
Director Nika Autor

Nika Autor undertook her BA and MA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana and obtained her PhD in Practice at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her practice is primarily based on experimental videos and documentary films, film essays, photography, collages, drawings and spatial video installations. Her works examine asylum and migration policies, workers’ rights and politics of memory. She is part of the collective Newsreel Front (Obzorniška Fronta), an informal collective of workers hailing from film theory and art practice fields.

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