By Isabella SAVIC


Social issues - Completed 2015

Moving Hearts is about the Floods that devastated a nation and brought them back together.
Raw and emotional experiences from the people who survived the catastrophe.
These are their stories.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SERBIA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 30 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Isabella SAVIC
    • Writer(s)
    • Janet Lee CHAPMAN, Isabella SAVIC
    • Producer(s)
    • Janet Lee CHAPMAN (Association KingPepe), Isabella SAVIC (Association KIngPepe)
    • Synopsis
    • In May of 2014, the main flooding region was the junction of the Sava River, bordering Bosnia and Croatia flowing into Serbia, which drains into the Danube in Belgrade. At the same time the Kolubara River in the city of Obrenovac, Serbia burst its banks; due to a continuous higher than average volume of rainfall. At that stage, this was the worst recorded flood experienced in the region for over one hundred years.

      Serbia was unprepared for this deluge. Many people lost their homes, livelihoods, and animals creating an atmosphere of grief, loss, and devastation that shrouded the country. Everything was swept away.

      How do you begin again? How do you rebuild when you feel all is lost? These were the questions spinning around my head, as a human being, as well as my heart being joined to my Serbian brothers and sisters in this time of loss. I felt that as I work as a film maker, I could contribute in my way, recording the people’s stories.
      We are very grateful to have found some extraordinary, ordinary people, who were willing to share their heartfelt stories with us and the world, about what happened when the rains fell and the floods came so quickly and how they coped and are now trying to rebuild their lives again.