Uwagi o Pines and Fir Trees. Women’s Memories of Life during Socialism Sanji Iveković
The article analyses Sanja Iveković’s documentary Pine and Fir Trees. Woomen’s Memories of Life during Socialism. The work was realised as a part of an oral history project Women’s Memories of Life under Socialism (1998-2004, Center for Women’s Studies, Zagreb), dedicated to exploration of women’s history in the former East. Iveković presents interviews with five women of different family backgrounds, education, occupations and attitudes towards socialism, who recall their personal experiences before World War II, during the War and in the early years of socialism. Their stories are interspersed with archival footage – official documentaries or propaganda films and photographs from their family albums – and intertitles presenting the context of the history of former Yugoslavia.