SmartDoc 2023 – Watch the Documentary
Jasmin Brutus' "My Village" is now available for viewing at the online platforms of Al Jazeera Balkans and AJB DOC Film Festival.
“My Village” by Jasmin Brutus describes Zvirnjača, a village in the municipality of Kupres, nestled between Tomislavgrad and the municipality of Prozor - Rama. Once vibrant and bustling, it stands nearly vacant today. Its natives have moved abroad in search of a better life or “bread” as locals call it. Yet, amid this deserted landscape, reside Marijan Jonjić, his wife, their three children, and an impressive flock of more than 450 sheep. It is these sheep that provide the family with a meaningful livelihood in a village that many have left behind. The population of Zvirnjača has dwindled down to five or six older married couples and a few solitary individuals. Marijan's family, in stark contrast, thrives as he lives under unusual circumstances, essentially as the master of an abandoned village.