Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

A Fight For
(Boj za)

Year: 2014
Run Time: 85 minutes

A Fight For
A Fight For
A Fight For

On October 15, 2011, as part of the wave of protests that followed the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, Slovenian activists occupied a square in front of the Ljubljana stock exchange, setting up tents and remaining there through the winter. A FIGHT FOR depicts the life of protesters in the camp, from the erection of the first tent to its dismantling six months later. The film provides a hard look at the difficulties involved in maintaining a protest space, and the quarrels among those involved. United in their opposition to corporate greed, the protestors organize themselves around principles of direct democracy. Everyone has a voice, and direct action workshops begin. But after their initial euphoria, winter sets in, and the occupiers concede they no longer have a consensus. As they eventually pack up and leave, they realize they’ve achieved a major goal: awakening people from their apathy. (In Slovenian with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:20 PM -
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 9:45 PM

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:35 PM -
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Siniša Gacˇ ic

Siniša Gačić has worked as a director for Slovenian national television since 1999. For several years he was a contributor to the political magazine Mladina. He is finishing postgraduate studies in television direction at the Academy for Film, Television, Radio and Theatre.

A FIGHT FOR (2014)

Miha Cˇernec

Siniša Gacˇ ic

Maks Sušnik

Zlatjan Cˇ ucˇkov

Film Contact

This film is presented with the generous support of DR. DAVID PERSE.

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