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Freedom from Despair (2004)

True stories of the Croatian People's struggle to overcome oppression from communist Yugoslavia and the 1990's fight to save thier war ravaged homeland.

Director:

Brenda Brkusic Milinkovic (as Brenda Brkusic)

Writer:

Brenda Brkusic Milinkovic (as Brenda Brkusic)
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Credited cast:
Petar Cvirn
John Dolan John Dolan ... Prison Guard 1
Dennis Kucinich ... Himself
Beata Poźniak ... Voice Over (voice) (as Beata Pozniak)
John Savage ... Narrator
Michael York ... Voice Over
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True stories of the Croatian People's struggle to overcome oppression from communist Yugoslavia and the 1990's fight to save thier war ravaged homeland.

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A young man's journey from despair, a nation's struggle for freedom.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2004 (USA) See more »

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A must see for everyone
25 August 2005 | by michelle-dunajSee all my reviews

This documentary brings attention to the inhumane and repressive Yugoslavian system that her father and millions of other Croatians endured. I was captivated by her Dad's remarkable story, his desperate life in a communist country and finally his dangerous escape. I saw his anguish, felt his pain, and rejoiced in his new life. It was like watching the story of my father, and millions of other Croatians who were forced to escape from their home. It was an emotional film for me and recognized that it only takes a whisper to set the truth free. Brenda Brkusic's does an outstanding job incorporating communist documentaries, political prisoner survivor interviews and video clips from the war that lead to Croatia's freedom into her father's story. Many people were not aware of the evils that took place during Tito's reign while many ignored the plights and screams from those coming from Yugoslavia. Still the communist's today in Croatia and Serbia chose to ignore the truth and live in complete denial of their past. But for those who escaped and survived they have made their new lives for Freedom from Despair.


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