The Cormorant Scarecrow
Screener avaliable upon request
Year of production: 1997
Duration: 30
Picture format: 4:3
Number of episodes: 1
Awards: Croatian Film Days 1998; Grand Prix, Octavian Award for the Best Documentary; International Tourism
Summary:
Critics have named this film one of the best Croatian documentary films of the 1990s. The film tells a dark-humoured real life story about one of the most peculiar occupations in the world, showing workers at a fish farm around Donji Miholjac who are in charge of frightening off the cormorants threatening to deplete the fish reserves. The fact that the cormorants are not only protected by law but that their habitat lies in neighbouring Hungry makes the workers; daily chores seem almost absurd and Sisyphean in nature. Critics have named the film one of the best Croatian documentary films of the 1990s.