Pavilion 22

''Pavilion 22'' deals with one of the most obscure episodes of Croatia's recent history – the 1991 events in the notorious pavilion in the Zagreb Fair compound.

The film reveals the unknown and dark side of the events that took place in the Zagreb Fair compound in autumn 1991, when the war started. Originally converted into a mobilization center for reserve police units, the pavilion soon became a transit prison camp for all suspects, mostly ethnic Serbs. Many of them were taken to Pakračka Poljana and executed there by the so-called Merčep unit.


Nenad Puhovski

Nenad Puhovski has made more than 250 theatrical, film and TV productions. He has also produced more than 60 documentary films. He is the founder of the independent documentary production company FACTUM and ZagrebDox documentary film festival.
Original title: Paviljon 22
Year of production: 2002.
Screening time: 52'
Format: DVCam, Beta SP
Production: Factum
Co-financiers: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb City Office for Culture
Written and directed by: Nenad Puhovski
Produced by: Nenad Puhovski
Cinematography by: Maja Zrnić
Edited by: Uja Irgolič
Original score: Zbigniew Preisner
Journalist-researcher: Siniša Malus
Sound recordist: Igor Bauer
Sound dubbing: Mladen Škalec
Graphic design: Gambadesign
Assistant director: Andrej Korovljev
Production assistant: Dana Budisavljević

Festivals & Awards:

Balkan Black Box 2002, Berlin;  Days of Croatian Film 2002; Human Rights Film Festival 2002, Zagreb; Liburnia Film Festival 2003, Opatija; One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2003, Prague; Palić International Film Festival, 2002; Tiburon International Film Festival, 2004; Human Rights Film Festival 2004, Novi Sad; One World Human Rights Film Festival 2004, Prishtina