1. The Br(e)aking Point / 2008, 28’

    A documentary film about real-life heroes whose everyday job has the possibility to take away someone else's life, without a chance to react. This film presents the deep trauma and bitter sense of guilt that Serbian train-engine drivers face after accidental deaths and suicide jumpers.
    In Serbia on average around 60 to 70 persons are killed by trains every year. This
    number is similar to the statistics for the whole of Former Yugoslavia, but the rail
    tracks in Serbia are many times shorter than in Yugoslavia. The greatest numbers
    of casualties are suicides or accidents due to negligence. Most of the victims were
    responsible for their own deaths. Sometimes whole families jump onto the tracks
    under trains or even groups of people travel ling in road vehicles are caught up in the
    accidents. The structure of this film, which was conceived to represent the view of the
    participant-perpetrators, consists of inter-mixed testimonials, reconstructions of
    events among which are those where some of the suicidees have survived the
    accidents and also reconstructions of horrifying ones that ended tragically. There
    are also testimonies of different witnesses to the accidents, surviving victims and
    neuropsyciatrists who testify to their profound traumas. It is these characters, their
    courage to face life “afterwards”, that are, in fact, the main theme of the film,
    and the film does not circumvent any of the consequences at all, even placing the
    protagonists in the role of genuine heroes.

    Golden Plaque of Belgrade for Best film in domestic competition, Best original music, FIPRESCI award - International festival of documentary and short film, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009.
    Movieland award, Aster Fest, Strumica, Macedonia, 2009.
    Producers award, Bal Fest, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2009.

    Participated on more than 20 festivals all over the world


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  2. Saša Lazarević je bivši radnik Železnica Srbije, jedna od žrtava koje su zahvaljujući proviđenju preživele gaženje na železničkoj pruzi. U nesreći u kojoj je poginuo njegov kolega, prvog radnog dana na novom poslu pregazio ih je voz. Njegov pogled na život je obeležen ovom tragedijom, iako se u potpunosti rehabilitovao. Ipak, on često sebi postavlja pitanja koja opterećuju i počinioca i žrtvu do kraja života...

    Saša Lazarević is ex employee of Serbian railroads, a victim who survived train accident thanks to providence.
    In this accident on the railroad, his coleague died on the spot first day on work. His life perspective is deeply impacted by this tragedy, despite his complete rehabilitation. He is often asking himself questions which are overwhelming victim and perpetuator until the end of their lives...

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