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RAPRESENT

Bojan (aka RAPRESENT) is an orphan refuge in his late teens living on the streets of Belgrade.
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Overview

Genre
Portrait, Social Issues, Human Interest, Human Rights, and Society
Synopsis

Graffiti art and hip hop present for him a means of escape from the harsh reality of homelessness and drug addiction that has become his life. Bojan tells us his story over the discarded leftovers of a child’s birthday cake that he finds in a dumpster. Over the course of the film, this small gesture grows into something symbolic, namely a symbolic picture of lost childhood; not just Bojan’s, but of a generation that grew up in the shadow of the Yugoslav wars. Bojan died of a heroin overdose six months after the film was made. He was just 21 years old.The film is a memorial to Bojan Radanov and his generation as well as a testament to the soul’s yearning for a better life even in the midst of societal apathy, abandonment, and crippling addiction. “Rapresent” is Bojan’s story, told his way, and in the end is the heartbreaking record of a life cut too short too soon

Stage
finished
Running time
30 minutes

Credits

  • Ivana Todorovic ... Director,Cinematographer,Co-Producer
  • Goran Mijic ... Editor
  • Milos Dobric ... Music
  • Milan Mihajlovic ... Sound Design
  • Nebojsa Petrovic and Rapresent ... Title Graphics

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Academic Film Center, Student's Cultural Center
Country
Serbia
Years of Production
2008
Locations
Belgrade,Serbia
Prod. Partners
Ivana Todorovic

Distribution Details

Release year
2008
Festivals
London International Documentary Film Festival LIDF, Rotterdam Film Festival, South Easter European Film Festival, LA, NXNE Film @ Music Festival, Toronto, International Woman’s Film Festival, Cologne, Germany
Awards
BEST STORY FILM award from audience at FILM FOR PEACE Festival, Italy, BEST NATIONAL AWARD at XVIII International Festival of Ethnological Film Belgrade Serbia
Distribution
Academic Film Center, Student's Cultural Center
Language
Serbian
Subtitles
English

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