Monument is a poetic experimental documentary that rereads the history of politics in the Balkans starting with the history of its monuments. The film consists of a series of nine portraits of anti-fascist concrete memorials commissioned by the former Yugoslavia. These were initially built to honour the victims of World War II, but were later partly destroyed because they were perceived to be mere monoliths of an outdated communist ideology. Through these portraits, Grubić emphasizes the unexpected fragility of these monumental structures, filming them against the backdrop of seasonal change to metaphorically highlight their cyclical nature, whilst questioning the value and meaning of the monument today.
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