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Croatian Month - 2014
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In November, plunge into Croatia’s history, society and culture
with Eurochannel’s Croatian Month 


This November, Eurochannel is proud to present the Croatian Month. This special presentation, with the support of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, showcases - for the first time in the USA and Latin America - an exciting collection of short films, movies, documentaries, music specials and more. In a fitting tribute to Croatia’s most renowned artists, this month offers an exciting introduction to the entire spectrum of modern Croat culture.

It has been a year since Croatia officially joined the European Union, and in Eurochannel we celebrate it with what we can offer best: their audiovisual endeavors. With a rich history that comprises Greek, Roman, Iranian, Ottoman and many other cultures, Croatian is a republic with one of the richest heritage diversity as it was also part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and led the formation of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and then, the so-called Second Yugoslavia.

With one of the highest Human Development Index rank in the world, Croatia has become a breeding ground for actors, directors, and musicians who seek to break new ground with their fresh talent and youthful passion. This November, Eurochannel highlights the best of their work.

In a varied lineup, November offers numerous films, some appearing for the very first time on American television. Through compelling and provoking stories, we present the gripping charms of their cinema production. Comedy, suspense, drama, romance and polemical social issues will be present in this month’s programming alongside A-list actors and directors such as actor Rade Serbedzija, a star in the Hollywood blockbusters Mission: Impossible II, Batman Begins, and X-Men: First Class, Before The Rain, Eyes Wide Shut, amongst others.

In November, a hand-picked selection of movies, short films, documentaries and music artists will treat Eurochannel’s viewers with the most selected of Croatia’s entertainment. The Croatian Month is a unique event for a discerning audience.

Eurochannel's Croatian Month highlights not only the talent found in Croatian Cinema but also counts with the help of the talented youth of Croatia. We are delighted to count with the support of Televizija Student and showcase their work through interviews with Vlatka Vorkapić (Sonja and the Bull), Saša Ban (Pretty Boy), and Nebojsa Slijepcevic (Gangster of Love).

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Donkey: After the war, a man travels with his family to the town his father grows up to start a new life. Things will not go as good as he expected and soon his family will discover why some people are more stubborn than a donkey. (Premiere November 7th at 9 PM ET/PT).

More information: DONKEY

Euroshorts Croatia: Innovative directors offer fictional takes and different perspectives on their beloved Croatia. Love and a plenty of fiction deliver a different perspective on the country with these groundbreaking stories. (Premiere November 10th at 9 PM ET/PT).

More information: EUROSHORTS CROATIA

Daddy: Set in a snowy and isolated landscape, a cabin serves as the house of the father of a family. When his daughters travel to pay him a visit, all the secrets he has been trying to hide from his loved ones will be revealed with tragic consequences. (Premiere November 14th at 9 PM ET/PT)

More information: DADDY

72 days72 Days: To break the law one needs more than a cunning plan, and a traditional Croatian family will prove it as they try to go around the rules in order to get the pension of their deceased aunt. (Premiere November 21st at 9 PM ET/PT)

More information: 72 DAYS

The Melon Route: A story based on real events that portrays the endeavor of a Chinese woman in her pursuit for a better future in Europe. Sorrow, happiness anguish and love in an award-winning drama not to be missed. (Premiere November 28th at 9 PM ET/PT)

More information: THE MELON ROUTE

Vegetarian Cannibal: Some people stop at nothing when it comes to money and power. But greed is a treacherous desire that can lead one to the darkest corners of life. (Premiere November 28th at 10:30 PM ET/PT)

More information: VEGETARIAN CANNIBAL

Documentaries:

Family Meals:
Homosexuality is a subject not very often spoken on a table, but a woman takes it to every meal to mend the broken pieces of the shattered bonds of her family. (Premiere November 6th at 9 PM ET/PT)

More information: FAMILY MEALS

Gangster of Love: Finding true love is never an easy task, but being a foreign single mother in Croatia makes it even harder. However, there is a man who works to find love for everybody! (Premiere November 13th at 9 PM ET/ PT)

More information: GANGSTER OF LOVE nina

Music:

Nina Badric: She is the diva of Croatian pop. Topping the charts in her homeland as well as in Serbia and even Turkey, Nina Badric is on Eurochannel presenting the hits that turned her into the leading figure of pop in her country. (Premiere November 16th at 6:30 PM ET/ 3:30 PM PT)

More information: NINA BADRIĆ

Eurochannel’s Croatian Month is presented with the support of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.

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Founded in 2008, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre is the Government-backed strategic agency for the audiovisual sector in Croatia. It aims to stimulate a successful, vibrant audiovisual industry as well as to promote the widest possible enjoyment and understanding of audiovisual works throughout Croatia. More information on: www.havc.hr

Eurochannel is the television channel that brings Europe into the homes of America, offering European music, European movies, television series and documentaries. The programming is broadcast with original audio subtitled in English. As of 2014, Eurochannelis available in 34.5 million households acrossthe world. In the USA, Eurochannel is available on channel 9860 and 608-4 on the Hopper on DISH Network. Viewers interested in receiving Eurochannel on cable should ask their service provider.

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