The Flood

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  • 2010
  • 40'
  • video
  • color
  • Orig. Title: Poplava

Košinj and its neighbouring villages, the low-lying areas of Lika, are tormented by floods every twenty years or so due to heavy rains and melting snow. Villages within a couple of kilometres of the River Lika find themselves submerged by water. The entire region becomes one huge lake where the only means of communication is by boat. This film follows the stories of two volunteers one Serbian and one Croatian. When the floodwaters come, they relocate trapped locals and deliver essential supplies – and they are the only remaining link with the rest of the world for their respective communities.

Director
Goran Dević
Screenplay
Goran Dević
Cinematography
Tamara Cesarec, Jure Černec
Producer
Hrvoje Osvadić
Production
Petnaesta umjetnost
Co-production
CMS – Centar za mirovne studije

Goran Dević (1971) graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb where he currently teaches at the Department of tv and Film Directing. A selection of his award-winning documentaries includes Imported Crows (2004), I Have Nothing Nice to Say to You (2006), Three (2008) and Happy Land (2009). The Blacks (2009), which he co-wrote and co-directed with Zvonimir Jurić, marked his debut as a feature filmmaker.

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