Documentary - Completed 2012

The Blockade is a unique view from within on the most massive, longest, and politically most significant student protest in the country, since 1971, that started in April of 2009 at the Faculty of humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Igor BEZINOVIĆ
    • Writer(s)
    • Igor BEZINOVIĆ
    • Producer(s)
    • Nenad PUHOVSKI (Factum), Oliver SERTIĆ (Restart)
    • Synopsis
    • This film is a portrait of the biggest, longest and most politically relevant student demonstration ever organized in the Balkan region: the blockade of the Faculty of Social Sciences that took place during in Zagreb in April and May, 2009. It chronicles the preparations and meetings of a group of students as they plan to stage a sit-in at their faculty building. Their ultimate goal: to disrupt the regular educational timetable and protest against the introduction of tuition fees for higher education in Croatia. The film follows the students as they invade and occupy their faculty. It also shows their attempts to communicate with the Croatian media and with the authorities at the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport. This is an intimate, character-driven story that records the everyday lives of the student protestors during the blockade, focusing on their conflicts as well as their uncompromising struggle, right up to the final decision to end the blockade and continue their fight through other democratic means.