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Jelena's Song

Project information

Talent Pablo Alvarez Mesa
Role of participant Director
Director Pablo Alvarez Mesa
Status finished

Production details

Running time 28 min
Genre Documentary (Creative)
Year of production 2011
Country of Production Canada
Production Company
Ravida Din
Website http://nfb.ca/film/jelenas_song

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In this short lyrical film, haunting childhood memories, photographs and family stories form the heart of a woman’s search for transformation. A descent into the labyrinths of memory, the film documents Jelena’s recollections of her childhood in both Croatia and Canada, resulting in a fragmentary reconstruction of her past. With candour and sensitivity, Jelena reclaims her own identity, disarming us with her courage and will.

Participation in international festivals / awards