Staging Actors / Staging Beliefs (Boshko Buha), video 11 min, 2011


The video revolves around the persona of Ivan Kojundzic.
As a child, Ivan Kojundzic became widely popular face of a big screen; he embodied the historic persona of Boshko Buha in a homonymous Yugoslav feature film.  Made in 1979, the film elaborated life, combat actions, bravery and heroic death in an ambush of this youngest of Partisans, who was only fifteen when he joined the communist movement, and was posthumously awarded with the People’s Hero of Yugoslavia title. Through the film’s continuous screenings both in theaters and on the national television, the communist ideology and belief in Yugoslav socialist system were extensively spread.

Boshko Buha was one of the most popular films of the Yugoslav era.

Only 10 years after playing the main role in the film Ivan Kojundzic got actively involved in the Serbo - Croatian War which marked the end of Yugoslav Federation and its political agenda—the very ones Boshko Buha was fighting for.

Ivan Kujundzic today is 48 years old.

One interview, two realities ...

    still from video Staging Actors / Staging Beliefs - (Ivan Kojundzic)  

    part of the poster for the film Boshko Buha, 1979.  
    still from video Staging Actors / Staging Beliefs, excerpt from film Boshko Buha from 1979.  

avec le concours du Centre national des arts plastiques (allocation de recherche) - ministere de la Culture et de la Communication.