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Aleksandar Manic



Aleksandar Manic was born in 1966 in Yugoslavia (now Serbia) and has been a successful documentary film maker, writer producer and director for over fifteen years.

Aleksandar moved with his parents to Germany at a young age and studied at the Philosophy Faculty at the University if Cologne before changing direction and studying Film Directing.

Aleksandar is a graduate (summa cum laude) of the prestigious FAMU Film Academy in Prague and has made films for both cinema and television.

His films large focus on his country of birth, former Yugoslavia.

Shooting Days: Emir Kusturica Directs Underground (73', Czech Republic, 1996)
The Walls of Kosovo (60', Czech Republic, 1998)
The Orphans of Enver Hoxha (21', Czech Republic, 1999)
The Shutka Book of Records (78', Czech Republic, 2005)


Shutka Book of Records

Shutka Book of Records (Orig.) / 2005 / Czech Republic / 78 min

Shutka is the largest Roma settlement in the Balkans. At least according to the words of a young local fisherman...





“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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- 16.1.2017 -

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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- 10.1.2017 -

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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- 14.12.2016 -

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