The War Reporter

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  • 2011
  • 60'
  • beta SP
  • color
  • Orig. Title: Ratni repoter

The War Reporter is a portrait of events occurred during the 1991 aggression in Croatia, which changed the lives of its citizens. This film is not an inquiry into historical truth, but the author’s personal truth. Using the footage he made himself during the Homeland War as a reporter for Croatian Television, the author tells a personal tale. The war is raging where he grew up, where he dreamed different dreams, but the reality – not only wartime reality – is somewhat different. Ending in complete disclosure, the author uses his own life as an example of a comprehensive and faceted paradigm of war through his own eyes.

Director
Silvestar Kolbas
Screenplay
Silvestar Kolbas
Cinematography
Silvestar Kolbas
Editing
Antun Balog, Staša Čelan, Ivor Ivezić
Music
Darko Rundek & Cargo Trio
Sound Design
Dubravka Premar
Producer
Nenad Puhovski
Production
Factum

Silvestar Kolbas (1956) graduated in cinematography from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, and joined its teaching faculty in 1995. He began his career as a freelance photographer and director of photography before joining Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) where he worked on TV dramas, short films, a feature film Diploma za smrt (1989), and numerous documentaries. In recent years he has made a number of digital video documentaries and feature films as a cinematographer. He made his directorial debut with the documentary All About Eva (2003).

Selected Filmography – Silvestar Kolbas (1956)

  • Self-portrait V2.1 (2012) – documentary short
  • 20 Days in Tibet (2012) – documentary feature
  • The War Reporter (2011) – documentary feature
  • All About Eva (2003) – documentary feature

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