Photo: Cankarjev dom archive

Grandmothers of the Revolution (Babice revolucije)

2006 / 96'

The director explores the role of ideology and political systems in her personal family history. Her story is based on the destinies of three close relatives: her paternal grandfather imprisoned by communists after WWII for twelve years due to his alleged anti-partisan activity; Brand’s, Petra’s boyfriend mother who lives in Macedonia and tells a story about Brand’s uncle shot by the police during demonstrations against the regime and the story about the uncle's mother who is an advocate of nationalism and dictatorship. The third person, Brand's other grandmother, from Cuba, is equally ardent about Fidel Castro's one-party system. The film is filled with archive footage and popular and classical music that illustrates the history of Yugoslavia under Tito's leadership and the disintegration of the common state through the prism of a family chronicle from the second half of the 20th century. (Simon Popek)

Direction: Petra Seliškar. Film is in Macedonian, Spanish and English with Slovene subtitles.

Production: Cankarjev dom; In collaboration with: City of Women.


Date and time of event: 
Oct 12th 18:00
Place of event: 
Kosovel Hall, Cankarjev dom