Growing up in a country that broke apart, I saw it lose its ability to narrate itself. For me documentary filmmaking shifts the challenge from telling history to preserving memory.
Mila Turajlic is a documentary filmmaker from Belgrade, Serbia. Her 2010 directorial debut, CINEMA KOMUNISTO, premiered at IDFA and Tribeca and won 16 awards including the Golden Hugo at Chicago IFF. CINEMA KOMUNISTO was released theatrically in France, UK and the former Yugoslavia. Mila’s second film THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING is HBO Europe’s first coproduction with Serbia. It launched at the 2017 Toronto IFF and won the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. She is an alumna of Eurodoc, Berlin Talent Campus, and Discovery Campus, and teaches at Archidoc and the Balkan Documentary Center. Turajlic has produced the Magnificent 7 Festival of European Documentary Films in Belgrade since 2005 and was the first president of DokSerbia, the association of Serbian documentary filmmakers she co-founded.