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THE BLOCKADE portrays the largest, longest and most politically significant student protest in Croatia since 1971, which started in April 2009 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb. Offering a unique view from within, this film relates the story of a struggle against the commercialization of education, and the blockade of teaching classes that lasted for 34 days.
This rebellion spread onto more than 20 faculties across the country, and the students became an active and relevant political subject. Director Igor Bezinovíc followed everything: from the exhilarating preparation meetings and the blockade of classes, to the first signs of exhaustion and personal late-night discussions; from the initial support of most faculty members, to the moment they turned their back on the movement, and the attempt to reach Croatia's missing Minister of Education.
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THE BLOCKADE is a unique view from within on the most massive, longest, and politically most significant student protest in the country, since 1971, that started in April of 2009 at the Faculty of humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. The struggle ...