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A look at nostalgia for Tito’s Yugoslavia in the Balkans on the late leader’s birthday

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Kumrovec, Croatia – 25 May 2013
1. Various of people singing and dancing, some dressed in World War II Communist guerrilla attire to mark the birthday of Yugoslavia’s late communist leader, Josip Broz Tito
2. Wide people holding communist banners, singing the Italian communist song “Bandiera Rossa,” or “Red flag”
3. Close up two women singing verses from “Bandiera Rossa” (Italian): “The red flag will triumph, long live communism and freedom”
4. Wide people gathering in front of the birthplace of Tito, AUDIO: “Bella Ciao,” an Italian World War II partisan song
5. Mid people arriving wearing partisan memorabilia
6. Wide people at the monument of Tito, chanting (Croatian) “Long live Tito”
7. Close of monument of Tito, AUDIO: Tito’s speeches
8. SOUNDBITE (Croatian) Drago Broz, a native of Kumrovec and distant relative of Tito:
“I remember Yugoslavia with love, because things were different. There was work, everyone had jobs.”
9. Close of Tito’s portrait on red T-shirt
10. Close Tito’s picture covered in flowers
Belgrade, Serbia – 25 May 2013
11. Wide people holding Yugoslav flag singing wartime song from World War II
12. Mid of man running with two relays, symbol of Tito’s youth
13. Wide people dressed in Yugoslav army uniforms on stage, next to Tito’s picture, AUDIO: “Bella Ciao” being played
14. Close Tito’s pictures, AUDIO: “Bella Ciao” being played
15. Wide people gathered in front of the Yugoslav History museum, where Tito’s gravestone is on display
16. SOUNDBITE (Serbian) vox pop, Malina Jelic, Belgrade citizen
“It would have been better if we all gathered together to play guitars instead of holding guns and shooting at each other. And this is why many of them complain today and want to bring back those times.”
17. Close Tito’s memorabilia on display, including still photo of Tito and his wife Jovanka Broz
18. Close sign of Museum of Yugoslav history
19. Mid of woman laying flowers at Tito’s grave
20. Close woman weeping at Tito’s grave
Sarajevo, Bosnia – 25 May 2013
21. Mid Tito monument, people waving Yugoslavian flag
22. Mid people singing patriotic Yugoslavian songs
23. Close man wearing partisan hat, holding banner with Tito’s picture
24. Wide young people laying flowers at Tito’s monument
25. Mid of people at Tito’s monument, including two young men in partisan uniforms
26. Wide ‘Tito’ bar, an old Yugoslav tank is in front of the bar
27. Mid people in the bar singing Yugoslav patriotic songs
28. Mid pictures of “LIFE” magazine with Tito covers
29. SOUNDBITE (Bosnian) vox pop, Sanin Camo, fan of Tito ++he is wearing Tito’s pioneer uniform++
“It is important that we have brotherhood and unity. We should spread love and not war.”
30. Close photos of Tito on the wall of the bar
Velenje, Slovenia – 24 May 2013
31. Mid of the biggest Tito monument, Slovenian flag, in the back
32. Wide man playing ball with daughter in front of Tito monument, the biggest in the Balkans
33. Close of Tito monument
34. SOUNDBITE (Serbian) vox pop, Vlado Nikolic, Velenje resident:
“(On the day that Tito died) I came home from work, saw the news on TV, and cried my eyes out, as if he were my own father. I cried more on that day than on the day that my father died.”
Ljubljana, Slovenia – 24 May 2013
35. Wide of room with Tito memorabilia at Grand Hotel Union Executive hotel
36. Mid of books on Tito on a shelf inside room
37. Wide of a wall with Tito’s portrait and various other items
38. Mid of Oto Skrbin, the hotel manager, inside room
39. SOUNDBITE: (Serbian) Oto Skrbin, Manager, Grand Hotel Union Executive:
Kumrovec, Croatia – 25 May 2013
40. Tito’s monument, Slovenian flag in the back
bustling capital of Ljubljana.
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