Original Title: Mara  Danušina

Year: 2017
Length: 31 minutes
Language: Croatian
Country: Croatia
Film Category: Documentary

Cast & Credits

Director: Davor Borić

Screenplay: Ljiljana Šišmanović, Davor Borić

Producer: Ljiljana Šišmanović

Director Of Photography: Dušan Vugrinec, Davor Borić 

Editor: Ivor Ivezić 

Sound: Saša Anetić

Production Company Name: Croatian radiotelevision

Film Synopsis:

Marica Filipović, known as Danuša’s Mara, is almost single-handedly preserving folk music in central Bosnia and Herzegovina by playing traditional instruments and teaching others about them. A self-taught phenomenon, this documentary explores her public persona invites others to interrogate the public role of women in Bosnian society and the value of musical traditions.

Director's Biography

Born in Zagreb in 1966. Since 1996 he works for Croatian television (HTV) as a director. Although his primary field of focus is religious program, he runs projects in other domains as well. With no formal film education, he has directed a number of documentary reports and several documentary shorts about various cities and parishes in Croatia as well as the live broadcasts of John Paul II as well as Benedict XVI when they were visiting Croatia. In the last few years and his frequent co-writer and program editor Ljiljana Šišmanović, are also involved in a program aimed at preserving the cultural heritage of Croatia (Folk and Traditional Culture) by making ethnographic and anthropological documentaries about different Croatian customs and traditions. Since 2016 Borić is a member of the Croatian Film Directors Guild. In the past few years his films have been in about 70 festivals, winning 19 awards in different categories.
Selected filmography
2016 – Carnival Day
2015 – Samson Umbrella Parasol
2015 – The Builder of Rome – The Pope from the Adriatic
2015 – The legend of Jagnjedovec
2014 – New Year’s Eve on the Island of Bisevo
2014 – The Legend of Veronika Desinićka
2014 – Love is not for Sale
2014 – May festival
2014 – Eastertide at Muster
2013 – Lute Players and Toast Proposers
2013 – Walnut, Stone, Weddings and Lambs
2013 – Quarantore of Komiza
2013 – Macko
2012 – Seven Tamburitza Players of Uncle Marko
2012 – The Gorgeous of the Evening
2011 – Glory be to Saint Nicholas

 SVA Theatre 

 Presentation 5 


Screening Time:

Friday, April 12, 2019 

6:30 PM 

Screens with:


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BHFF Jury Award for Best Documentary Film

BHFF Audience Award for the Best Picture