Newsreel 242 – Sunny Railways

by Nika Autor

Obzornik 242 – Sunčane pruge, 2023, documentary, digital DCP, 1,77:1 (16:9), 24, c, 27 min
Finished
SI

Youth work actions were an integral part of post-war socialist Yugoslavia. Young brigadiers worked voluntarily on key infrastructure projects. The Šamac–Sarajevo railway, built in 1947, was one such project. With the last train running there in 2011 after the railway line was damaged in the 90s war, it now serves as a path to Europe for those seeking a better future.

text writer
Olga Dimitrijević
director
Nika Autor
director of photography
Jošt Franko
music composer
Matevž Kolenc
film editor
Nika Autor
featuring
Hidaya Alsisi, Etaf Alburai, Afnan Aboathra, Dana Mikawi, Nahla Mikawi, Nadia Hakki, Lana Čmajčanin
production
Obzorniška fronta
co-production
Temporama

Nika Autor
nika@autor.si

Temporama
Jerca Jerič
jerca@temporama.si

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 examines 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.