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Biljana Čakić-Veselić



Biljana Čakič-Veselič was born in 1967 in Vinkovci/Croatia. She graduated from the Academy of Arts of the University of Zagreb (painting). During the war in Croatia she worked as a field correspondent and cameraperson for Croatian national TV company (HTV). Since then she is a permanent associate to desk for documentary programme of the Croatian national TV company.
She helped to organise video workshops for children and young persons in the refugee camps throughout Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Biljana Čakič-Veselič‘s films address minor and often extremely private themes, weaving them together gradually with their social environment. A number of detailed observations, precise and carefully composed images and soundtrack reveal traces of the past which exist underneath the surface. Employing poetic and evocative processions of images, Čakič-Veselič tells her stories in the form of extremely personal studies.
Biljana Čakič-Veselič lives in Ljubljana/Slovenia, where she works as an associate to the desk for documentary programme of the Slovenian national TV company (RTV Slovenija).


Prognano Djetinjstvo (30´, Croatia, 1997)
Underwear and something around it (15´, Croatia, 1998)
Dečko kojem se žurilo/ The Boy Who Was in a Hurry (52´, Croatia, 2001)
Über die Grenze/ Across the Border (131´, Poland/Austria/CZ/SK/Slovenia, 2004)
Vidovnjakinja (70´, Slovenia, 2005)
Zagorka (16´, Croatia, 2007)
Korak po korak/Step by Step (115', Croatia, 2011)


Across the Border

Über die Grenze (Orig.) / 2004 / Austria / 131 min

Five directors from Central Europe contribute to making an international film reflecting a unique moment of forming of a new European community.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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