OUR FOLKS

 

Serbia

24’ 47”, 2017

DIRECTED BY

Svetlana Miljanić

PRODUCED BY

Svetlana Miljanić, Olivera Miletić Čačija

SCRIPTWRITER

Svetlana Miljanić

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Igor Petričević

EDITED BY

Aleksdandar Madžarević

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Hamdibey is a village in the European part of Turkey inhabited by emigrants from Serbia, namely the Pešter Plateau and Novi Pazar. They were settling there between 1925 and the 1980s. To the degree this was possible under the new circumstances, our folks of the Muslim faith remained attached to the places of their origin, old customs, family relations, songs and language.

It is with great pleasure and, at the same time, sorrow that they speak of their homeland, captured in their memory, which they have never left and to which they return whenever opportunity arrives, to visit relatives and friends who live in their places of origin, as well as throughout Serbia. Although all of them have new, Turkish surnames, they always use the ones brought from their homeland, obliging their descendants not to forget them.