The Weight of Chains - Boris Malagurski - Serbia
The Weight of Chains (The Weight of Chains, 2010)
Director: Boris Malagurski
Ever wonder why superpowers meddle so much in the internal affairs of other countries? Does it seem strange that someone would want to crush a successful economic structure? How can a country supposedly invade itself? Are you curious about what happens after a "humanitarian" bombing? Eurochannel invites you to find the amazing, surprising answers in The Weight of Chains.
Directed by Boris Malagurski, The Weight of Chains is a co-produced documentary of Serbia and Canada that aims to provide answers to the questions few dare to ask about one of the cruelest armed conflicts after World War II. The production explains how and why Yugoslavia broke up and who really had an interest in its dissolution and in a devastating, bloody war.
By telling some aspects about his life, the director portrays a country with good living standards before the war: free medical care and education, guaranteed right to a job, affordable public transportation, housing and utilities, a literacy rate over 90%, life expectancy of 72 years, and more. You will therefore appreciate more fully how much was lost when the former Yugoslavia fell to political and military upheaval.
Eurochannel invites you to enjoy a unique documentary that has stirred controversy around the world during its screenings at cinemas across Australia, Canada, and the US, as well as at film festivals in London (Raindance), Belgrade (Beldocs), Havana, Ann Arbor, Toronto, and many others.
The land of the Southern Slavs has been more influenced by outside powers than any other region in the world, viciously exploited for centuries and now witnessing the West embarking on a new kind of colonization. A documentary with a different view about the Yugoslav wars.