Balkan Rhapsodies (1-78)

Jeff Silva. 2007. United States of America. 55’

A poetic documentary that weaves together a mosaic of encounters, observations and reflections from Jeff Silva's travels through war-torn Serbia and Kosovo. The rhapsodic structure destabilizes linear time, highlighting the fragmentation of time, memory and history and its metaphoric implications of what became of the Former Yugoslavia. The collection of detritus and shards of memories, evidence, and experiences builds to a melodic echo that resonates with the absurdity of the situation and reflects a political and social imperative beyond the conflicts in Yugoslavia into of our present day crises.