The story about the privatization of Zagreb Tobacco Factory (TDZ), moving its facilities to Istria and occupation of its Zagreb plant by its workers in 2006 is a rare example of a direct workers’ action against the privatization that has, to a large extent, pauperized the cream of the former state – its working class.
Four years after the events – this film preserves a fragment of Croatia’s transition period. It was made in fond memory of the forty-odd workers for whom the fight against the untouchable economic and political elite was the only acceptable option.
|Original title:||TDZ – za uspomenu i dugo sjećanje|
|Year of production:||2010.|
|Co-financiers:||Croatian Audiovisual Centre; Zagreb City Office for Education, Culture and Sports; Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Written and directed by:||Igor Bezinović|
|Produced by:||Nenad Puhovski|
|Cinematography by:||Srećko Horvat, Jovica Lončar, Igor Bezinović, Srđan Kokanov, Igor Vincetić, Ljubo Zdjelarević, Eva Kraljević, workers of TDZ|
|Edited by:||Maida Srabović|
|Sound editor:||Ivan Mihoci|
|Sound dubbing:||Ivan Mihoci|
|Executive producer (2007):||Ljubo Zdjelarević|
|Production assistant:||Vanja Daskalović|
Festivals & Awards:
ZagrebDox 2010; Liburnia Film Festival 2011