Film prikazuje proslavu Dana Republike, koja je održana 1972. godine u selu Novigrad Podravski. Izvođači su učenici mjesne osnovne škole, članovi lokalnog amaterskog kazališta i jedan vojnik JNA.
Na temu ‘poznatih’ komunističkih rituala uz ‘Recital’ snimio sam i dokumentarac ‘Budnica’, ali žarkoj želji da to svoje usmjerenje produbim novim naslovima (‘Praznik’, ‘Slet’, ‘Štafeta’, ‘Himna’...), zbog ‘teško’ počinjena grijeha nije bilo udovoljeno. Petar Krelja
Petar Krelja is one of the leading Croatian documentary filmmakers and a distinguished film critic. For years he has worked as a radio editor and host on Croatian Radio’s Channel One (former Radio Zagreb). He has been working in film since the late 1960s. In the 1970s he became known as the author of emotionally involved documentaries about social outsiders, especially children and youth. In less than four decades he made about 200 documentaries and TV shows, as well as many fiction films. A large number of his documentaries screened in early ZagrebDox sections. In 2008 he chaired the ZagrebDox international jury and his work was presented in an Author’s Night.
1972, 14', color, 35 mm