An unusual document of its time. British independent film maker John Dooley travelled to Yugoslavia in 1959.

This educational film focuses on the Adriatic coast, the river Neretva, Mostar, Sarajevo, finishing in the federal capital Belgrade. It presents the opportunities and challenges for the country's economy, agriculture and political development given its unique position at the height of the Cold War.

Converted from 16 mm film.

Camera & Script John Dooley Plymouth Films Ltd, now defunct.

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  • Ivica Profaca

    Some really interesting footage, and mistake in the very first second, just too big for the educational film: it's a pre-WW2 map, when Istria and parts of the Adriatic coast were still part of Italy

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  • Patrick F. Gallagher

    Independent movie providers are showing the fact that the big studios will no longer will be the exclusive judges of the things the public would like. If you happen to add to that distribution online and, news reports webpages, from gossip to complete videos. It is just a brand-new society. A lot of it good, some not.

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