The Labudović Reels at the Toronto International Film Festival

Mila Turajlić

Ciné-guerrillas: The Scenes From the Labudović Reels, the documentary that Mila Turajlić worked on at the Institute, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Scenes from the Labudović Reels is structured as an archival ‘road trip’ revealing the film heritage of the Non-Aligned Movement. Created as a portrait but also a testament of Stevan Labudović, the cameraman of Filmske novosti, who was in charge of accompanying the President of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, during his famous Journeys of Peace, the diptych analyses the role of the film image in the formation of the political vision of the Third World. Archival footage, which had not been used or edited, as well as the testimony of Labudović and his film comrades from the period of the Algerian Liberation War, lead us into the hidden background of the film image as an instrument of the anti-colonial struggle.” –Mila Turajlić

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