Centar
  • Country/Area of ProductionSerbia, Germany
  • Language of DialogueNo Dialogue
  • Runtime48 min
  • DirectorIvan Marković
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerJelena Radenković
Introduction:

A socialist, modernist congress center. made to host thousands, now stands almost abandoned. This vast complex of corridors, atriums and halls is not more than a memory of another time. The architecture still reflects a former idea of the future , while the worn down materials testify to the end of this idea. Through their relentless effort, the maintenance workers shoulder the duty of restoring the space to what it was imagined to be. Their movements are unison, ritual but also their own. Sava Centar is a congress space completed in 1978. in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. It hosted hundreds of international meetings, including World Bank summits and a conference of the Non Aligned Movement. After the breakup of Yugoslavia, its capacities gradually became obsolete. It is now awaiting a privatization and commercial reconstruction.

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