UNWANTED GIRLS OF MONTENEGRO
Serbia/ 2017/ 37’
AUTHOR AND PRODUCER: Iva Paradjanin
DIRECTOR: Masa Neskovic
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Goran Kovacevic
EDITOR: Ana Todorovski
HEAD OF PRODUCTION: Marina Bozanic
POST PRODUCTION MANAGER: Ana Popovic
The latest statistics shows that the balance of born girls and boys in Montenegro is becoming more and more unnatural. In 2012, the United Nations Population Fund warned and pointed out to this problem, setting Montenegro at the very top of the countries with the largest imbalance between male and female children, just along with Albania, Azerbaijan and Armenia.Since then, it seems that not much has changed. Although genetic gender testing is forbidden, modern blood tests easily reveal it at an early stage of pregnancy. The film explores why discrimination against girls has led to selective abortions and why the cult of a son is still so strong.
She was born in 1989 in Jagodina in Serbia. After finishing art history studies at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, she quickly turns to journalism and video production. After working at the B92 television station, she continues her career in the media house VICE. There she begins her work on documentarism and later fully dedicated to it. Today she has numerous short and feature-length video formats, usually concentrating on women’s rights and gender equality.