When we set out on our journey to tell the tale of the Serbians' struggle against a brutal dictator, we hoped that we could do the story justice. And so we're so very pleased to announce that our documentary has been chosen as an official selection at the Cinema City International Film Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia. They like us, they really like us! And that's an honour indeed.
The film will screen on June 22 at 10:30pm, location TBA. Here's the cool trailer for the festival...
During the shooting of our feature documentary SLAUGHTER NICK FOR PRESIDENT we learned of the Serbian organization called OTPOR ("Resistance" in English), founded by Srdja Popovic and his student comrades in the '90s. OTPOR led a non-violent revolution which toppled brutal dictator Slobodan Milosevic.
Using the valuable lessons from their successful peaceful action, Popovic and colleagues went on to found an organization called CANVAS, the Centre for Applied NonViolent Action and Strategies. And here's where it gets interesting -- CANVAS was the organization that actually trained the agitators of the Arab Spring in the ways of peaceful resistance, which was the inspiration for the Occupy Movement... and so on... and so on.... Pass it on!