Goran

Goran

Goran

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Single Channel Video
Canada, 2014

The work that unveils the views of Goran Gostojić –a young man with special needs who lived in Novi Sad– about the nuances echoed in between joy and desperation, between fear and courage, between personal understanding and public understanding. This film reconstructs a narrative spoken by Goran through such intimate camera approach. The questions prompted by an unknown individual –which we could guess came from the perspective of Roberto Santaguida as a filmmaker– captivates us in absorbing Goran’s stories about his family, friends, and activities. We affect the reality just as the world affects our personality; the work is an investigation upon self and the world around us.

Camera angles record the conversations in a manner of conjoining the contradiction of two experiences –between Goran and the cameraperson– lead our eyes to scour an aspect of Novi Sad, an administrative town which became one of the centres of activities and industry development, as well as finance and culture in Serbia. The narrative constructions from Goran’s experiences seemed to morph as a key to open various doors to observe communal society characteristics, which will continually grow in development patterns; which –more or less– shaped by the dynamics of past conflicts that affect the town’s existence today.

Roberto Santaguida
Born 1981 in Montreal/Canada. Roberto Santaguida studied film production at the Montreal Concordia University. The first part of the documentary Tetralogy of Miraslava was shown at more than 110 international film festivals, including Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (CPH: DOX), Copenhagen/Denmark; Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel/Germany; transmediale Festival, Berlin/Germany; Videoex International Experimentalfilm and Video Festival, Zurich/Switzerland; Docúpolis, Barcelona/Spain; Bucharest International Film Festival, Bucharest/Romania, and Entre Vues – Belfort International Film Festival, Belfort/France. Roberto Santaguida received the K.M. Hunter Artist Award.