The story about privatization of the Zagreb Tobacco Factory (TDZ), moving of its facilities to Istria and occupation of its Zagreb plant by its workers in 2006 is a rare example of a direct workers’ action against the privatization that has, to a large extent, pauperized the ‘cream’ of the former state – its working class. With time distance of four years – this film preserves a fragment of Croatia’s transition period. It has been made ‘in fond memory’ of the forty-odd persons for whom the fight against the untouchable economic and political elite was the only acceptable option.
Igor Bezinović was born in Rijeka in 1983. He obtained his degree in Philosophy, Sociology and Comparative Literature from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Film and TV Directing from the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is both a professional and an amateur filmmaker. He directed around ten shorts and a feature length documentary The Blockade (screened at 2012 ZagrebDox). Festival has screened his films: Veruda – A Film About Bojan (2015), Waiting (2013), In Fond Memory of TDZ (2010) and Above Average (2008). In 2011 Bezinović was a Small Jury member at ZagrebDox.
TDZ – za uspomenu i dugo sjećanje
2010, 30', color, video
Srećko Horvat, Jovica Lončar, Igor Bezinović, Srđan Kokanov, Igor Vincetić, Ljubo Zdjelarević, Eva Kraljević