'Chasing Strays' is an artist documentary surrounding the generation of kids born in towards the very end of the Yugoslav war. Made up of hand drawn animation and super 8 footage, this film will be a personal reflection for a generation growing up after a war, their early memories and their cultural identities.
I am making this film so a generation of people, including myself, can reflect on early memories and discuss how they identify culturally in a region that has split up. For me, making this documentary is a way of addressing my own inner conflict by creating a conversation about early memories and identity with the people I grew up around in the Balkans. Most importantly, this film will show a different side of this region than to what is shown in the media, it won't be focusing on war, but the generation of people who came after.
I am in my third year of University studying at Manchester School of Art and this will be my graduate film. Donations will fund flights to Serbia for myself, my cinematographer and sound designer. Money will also go towards the purchasing, scanning and processing of super 8 film.
Any donation is highly appreciated, and in return each donator will receive a film still print as a thank you! Thank you for helping this documentary happen.