The film footage stored at the Yugoslav Film Archive will be available on YouTube from 3rd April.
“We have to keep up with the times while being aware that the 21st century imposes new forms of communication. We use modern technologies and in the spirit of the Archive’s openness towards the general public, we have decided to meet the new needs and respect the new habits of our audiences,” says Jugoslav Pantelic, Director of the Yugoslav Film Archive.
The first YouTube content will comprise of 60 video clips about history, ethnology and culture. Pantelic is convinced that this move will attract audiences beyond our region, from Europe and the world, who are interested in the history of this area.
“For the time being, the video footage will be from the period up to 1945. We decided upload 60 video clips to start off with. In the future, our site will be constantly updated”, Aleksandar Erdeljanovic from the Yugoslav Archive has said.
The emphasis is on presenting the history of Serbia and Yugoslavia, life as it was back then, towns and ordinary people in this region, as well as important historical figures and events. Clips last up to five minutes, with each having a short textual description in both Serbian and English.
Erdeljanovic adds that parts of documentaries “Under the Yugoslav sky”, “Medieval monasteries in Serbia”, “Belgrade 1930”, “Belgrade 1919”, “The Kludski Circus in Novi Sad” and “Celebration of the anniversary of Svetozar Miletic’s birth” will also be available on the Archive’s YouTube channel.
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