The Weight Of Chains 2

Directed by: Boris Malagurski
123 minutes
uk-premiere
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Sun 27th Sep 21:30
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Wed 30th Sep 14:20
2nd Screening

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Following on from his homonymous first film about the West’s role in the breakup of Yugoslavia, Serbian-Canadian filmmaker Boris Malagurski brings us a new documentary on what happened after Milošević lost power. The end of a horrific war and overthrow of a dictator should have signalled new hope for the former countries of the Yugoslav Republic; conversely, with ‘help’ from the United States and the shiny new ideals of neoliberalism, economies shrank, income inequality sky rocketed and war criminals were effectively pardoned. Malagurski’s film explores the economic, political and social crimes and misdeeds committed by profiteers in the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars. Not content with this corner of Europe, the film also widens its scope to examine the damage that neoliberal policies have done the world over. ‘The Weight of Chains 2’ is masterfully edited, fast-paced and full of mind-boggling information, intercut with titbits from Serbian comedy films and a wealth of fascinating archive footage. Malagurski’s presentation and narration are passionate, wry and full of humour; anyone looking for a whirlwind education on Eastern Europe, neoliberalism and the influence of the U.S. on the world economy, this is your stop.
Runtime
123 min
Director(s)
Boris Malagurski
Writer(s)
Boris Malagurski
Producer(s)
Boris Malagurski
DoP(s)
Anastasia Trofimova
Anastasia Trofimova
Zlatko Bogatinovski
Branislav Malagurski
Cast
Noam Chomsky
Oliver Stone
Carla Del Ponte
Screening Status
UK Premiere
Strands: Features Balkans