Almost 20 years since the collapse of the old Yugoslavia, two writers, a Croat and a Serb share the driving in a Yugo, the ultimate symbol of their common past, and drive it from one end to the other of the road once known as the ‘Highway of Brotherhood and Unity’. It is a journey through the past, present and future... from Slovenia to Macedonia, via Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia. Our two drivers aim to look at their common past, find out how history has set them apart, ask where the present is leading them - and have a lot of fun while they are about it. As the Yugo dodges lorries, fast cars and queues at endless border controls Miljenko and Marko take a wry look at the state of the Balkans. They sing along to nostalgic Yugoslav favorites, comment on the radio news and above all stop to take to ask those who can tell them how they got there... and where the highway of history is taking them next.
Željko Mirković is documentary film director, studied at The Academy of Art Braca Karic Belgrade, department of TV Directing. He is member of European Documentary Network and VicePresident of Association of film and TV workers of Nis. Selected filmography: ‘The Long Road through Balkan History’ (2008), ‘The 21st Second’ (2008), ‘Muharem, ‘Muharem Music the Eyes of Life’ (Muharem muzika oči života, 2005), ‘My World’ (Moj svet, 2002), ‘Nastasija’ (2000), ‘The Loves of the Soldiers’ (Vojničke ljubavi, 2000).
Dugo putovanje kroz istoriju, historiju i povijest
2010, 57', color, video
Dušan Gajić, Željko Mirković