While it is an attractive, worldwide known tourist destination, Dubrovnik has a worn and torn old hospital where some thirty homeless people of various ethnic background (Croats, Bosniaks, Serbs..) live their hard lives in totally inhuman conditions. Particularly vulnerable are families with many children who lost their homes in recent war and found a modest shelter in this dilapidated hospital building. – a potential source of dangerous infections. So far, the city authorities have been turning a deaf ear to numerous alrming warnings.
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.
The Other Dubrovnik
2008, 30', color, video