Miha Mazzini: Erased (feature film)


Feature film, based on the novel Erased.

Screenwriter and director.

 

Erased (feature film)

Ana gives birth at the local hospital and everything goes well.
There is only a small, bureaucratic problem; Ana's file is not on the computer. A software glitch, probably nothing serious.
Within a few days, Ana is entangled in a web of Kafkaesque proportions; Not being in the computer means no social security, no permanent address. All of a sudden Ana is a foreigner, even though she has lived in Slovenia all of her life.
Legally, she doesn’t exist.
So, her child is an orphan.
And orphans are put up for adoption.

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On 26th February 1992 the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Slovenia Erased (feature film) 25,671 people who were born outside Slovenia, in the states that once were part of Yugoslavia:
"The “Erased (feature film)” were mainly people from other former Yugoslav republics, who had been living in Slovenia. They are mostly of non-Slovene or mixed ethnicity, and they include a significant number of members of Romani communities." (wikipedia)
Some of them thought themselves Slovenians until they have to show their identity card.
The majority of them still haven't been able to regain their legal status.
(read more in this article from 2017: Justice evades Slovenia’s ‘Erased (feature film)’ citizens).

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States often erase some of their citizens, turning them into stateless persons.

Some newspaper headlines:



Awards:

National awards:
  1. Judita Franković Brdar - best actress, Festival of Slovenian Films, 2018
  2. Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjević, Vladimír Godár - best music, Festival of Slovenian Films, 2018
  3. Matjaž Pavlovec - best set design, Festival of Slovenian Films, 2018
  4. Sanja Džeba - best costume design, Festival of Slovenian Films, 2018
International awards:
  1. Miha Mazzini - best screenplay, FEST festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2019

Links:

  1. imdb

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