Member since: June 1, 2011
Dusan Cavic, author
Born in Belgrade in 1974, Dusan Cavic spent his early twenties volunteering at the Centre for Antiwar Action, a Belgrade-based NGO, and pursuing career as an actor. In 1994 Dusan Cavic started working at the “B92” radio station, where he was quickly recognized of one of the most promising young authors – and perhaps the most energetic one. After year 2000 his professional identity grows virtually inseparable from the “Ciklotron” (Cyclotron) project - perhaps one of the most successful
and distinguishing Serbian documentary TV series of all times. He is just about to run his first half marathon. He dreams about moving to the countryside.
Dusan Saponja, author
Dusan Saponja was born in 1976 in Zadar, Croatia. The year of 1995 marks Dusan Saponja’s first direct involvement with media: for radio B92 he co-authored the “Srbokap” (“Serbo-Cop”), a popular radio drama wittily and subtly criticising the absurdity and ethical blindness of Milosevic’s police machinery. Consequently the B92 grew from an underground radio station into one of the most respective media networks in the region, and the third most viewed TV station in the country. Dusan Saponja’s involvement with it has changed accordingly: mainly due to celebrated “Ciklotron” and “Fatalni putopis” (A Fatal Journal) documentary TV series. Dusan Saponja makes his own vine, he likes to swim and play video games. He loves astronomy.
Dusan Cavic, Dusan Saponja: Joint works
In two season 26 episodes, the “Ciklotron” crew explored a wide range of socially vital, yet often underestimated or neglected topics and brought about an amazing galaxy of life stories, events and attitudes. All these are done in the best practice of dedicated investigative journalism: the duo investigates specific cases, spends time with protagonists of their stories, seeks answers to questions and analyzes the said issues with an astonishing sharpness and clarity of expression.
For their work, the team has received a number of local, regional and international awards.
Blejač (Hanging About)
– Life of a young unemployed man in a transition country – 24 minutes
Preživljavanje (Staying Alive) – In Helsinki, with their sleeping bags on their backs, in the search for a job to live on – 24 minutes
– The life of four Belgrade homeless persons – 24 minutes
Pismeni (An Essay Test in Serbian)
– 16 primary school essay tests in Serbian were turned into a short film – 24 minutes
Gradovi (Cities Around the World)
– four topics (police, games children play, the most important problem in a city and things one can buy for one dollar) in four cities around the world: Kali (Colombia), LA (USA), the Okinawa island (Japan) and Belgrade, Serbia – 24 minutes
– Strong liaisons between state institutions and services in their fight against ordinary citizens – 24 minutes
– Serbia and all the things that make it a special case. Crematoriums, welders and glass blowers – 24 minutes
– A story about football club Voždovac fans from Belgrade – 22 minutes
Zavičajna kuhinja (Home-Made Dishes)
– The custom of sending home-made dishes to relatives who live abroad–21 minutes
– Nada the Clairvoyant. Cursing and casting spells on Bill Clinton – 19 minutes
– The life of a nine years old boy in the streets of Belgrade – 23 minutes
Pipači (The Touchers)
– The habit of bare hand bread touching in Belgrade supermarkets – 13 minutes
– An overnight painting of a tank exhibited in the Military Museum – 13 minutes