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Free

DIRECTED BY TOMISLAV ŽAJA
73 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2015 / CROATIA / CROATIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

SYNOPSIS

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 institutionalized 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. One day they are informed that they will be released. After decades  spent in  institutions,  a  new  beginning  awaits  them:  Ivan  has  always wanted to be  a  police  officer,  Enes  buys  a  video  camera  and  starts to  document his everyday life, Tina and Kruno want to get married, Mirko and Tomo dream of becoming football coaches at their favorite local club, Silvia starts singing in the church  choir,  Andjelko is  trying to  find  a  girl  and  a  job…  The  camera  observes them, capturing their perspective on the biggest change of their lives while they try to  fulfill  their  long-postponed  dreams. It is  a  good  opportunity  for  all of  us, those who never had anything to do with these institutions, to start reflecting on our own lives, our freedoms, and the things we take for granted in our societies.

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