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El Shatt - A Blueprint for Utopia


Hundreds of frozen and starved people floating on boats in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea fleeing from the war... Familiar scenes that we are used seeing in recent times. But the year is 1944, and the refugees are traveling from Europe to Africa. After Italian capitulation, and before the arrival of German army, 28 000 Dalmatian Croats left their home villages and towns to live for two years under the tents in the middle of Egyptian desert, in a kind of a communist model village that was formed to show the Allies how the new Yugoslavia will look like when the war ends. This is a story about them.

Ivan Ramljak is a film critic, director and independent curator. He is currently the program coordinator of Kratki utorak ("Short Tuesday") at Tuškanac cinema in Zagreb. So far, he has directed five short films, four of them in collaboration with Marko Škobalj. His current filmogra...
Festivals where it was shown:
  • 2023. - Mediterranean Film Festival Split (Split, Croatia)
  • 2023. - Vukovar film festival (Vukovar, HR)
  • 2023. - Festival of Mediterranean Film Split (Official feature films competition) (Split, HR)
Awards and recongitions
  • Festival of Mediterranean Film Split 2023 - audience award
  • Festival of Mediterranean Film Split 2023 - special mention