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Tomislav Žaja

Croatia

Biography

Tomislav Žaja studied at the Film Academy FAMU in Prague. With a career spanning for over 25 years, Žaja wrote, directed and/or produced over fifty documentaries, few short and experimental films, two TV adaptations of theatre plays and three fiction films. He has won numerous awards including Best Feature Documentary at Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival and Best Feature Film at El Ojo Cojo International Film Festival.


Filmography (selected):
The Haidari Crisis (2006),
Two Sisters (2008),
Solo (2008),
On The Edge (2010),
Free (2015)

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Free

Slobodni (Orig.) / 2015 / Croatia / 73 min

For two years, Free follows the path to freedom of a group of people with intellectual disabilities that are locked away in Croatian institutions. The only things that Ivan, Enes, Tina, Kruno, Mirko, Tomo have in common is that they are outcasts of society and they dream of freedom: we see them institutionalised and we watch what it’s like to be isolated, deprived of privacy and of one’s rights to make decisions regarding their own life...

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Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

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