Footsteps, Family Stories from the Balkans
Short Pula - Documentary films
Stories of famous Olympians from ex-Yugoslavia and their children, who participated in Olympic Games under new flags, representing new countries. The fathers and mothers won medals for Yugoslavia, and their sons and daughters followed in their footsteps, winning medals for Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia… A story of sacrifice, children’s dreams of success, and emotions they felt winning their countries’ first medals following the war. The stories are told through an array of archive footage, with narration by Dino Rađa, the basketball giant who has won medals for both countries.
Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro | 2019 | 65’
documentary | CROATIAN PREMIERE
DIRECTOR Marko Pavlović, Vlado Boban | SCREENPLAY Vlado Boban | CINEMATOGRAPHY Ivan Cvirn, Lutvo Mekić, Ivan Radanović | EDITING Ivan Malenica | SOUND Ivan Malenica | SCORE Universal baza glazbe | PRODUCERS Mia Pećina Drašković, LOT 28 STUDIO DOO for Olympic Channel | COMPANY Olimpijski kanal (Olympic Channel) | WORLD SALES Olympic Channel
Vlado Boban has been working as a sports reporter for Nova TV since 2008. This is his third documentary film. His debut documentary was The Medveščak Phenomenon, and the second Football Icons - Fight for Macola.
Marko Pavlović started his career in TV in 1999 as a journalist, reporting and produced for TV YU Info, TV Pink, and TV Avala in Serbia. He was the executive producer at Al Jazeera Balkans in Sarajevo, which started the first news channel in the region. He is currently working with Olympic Channel in Madrid as a producer.