The Unemployed

The Unemployed, Z. Zilnik
Yugoslavia, 1968, 13 min, 35mm, black and white

written and directed by: Želimir Žilnik
camera: Petar Latinović
edited by: Milica Poličević

production: Neoplanta Film, Novi Sad

The film represents a series of portraits and situations people found themselves in after being made redundant during the time of economic reforms which were supposed to establish market economy in Yugoslavia. In the interviews, people speak about their doubts and confusion, because they had been expecting socialism to give them more social security. They criticise the parasitic bureaucracy, they sign in to leave for Germany and work there, since Yugoslavia has signed an agreement on taking over workforce around that time.