The Wire

country, year
Croatia, Slovenia, Norway, 2021


running time

directed by
Tiha K. Gudac

Croatian, Slovenian, Arabic


about the film
By constructing an iron fence, right through the beautiful KUPA-region, Slovenia has made Croatia somewhat an unwilling buffer for the influx of the refugees coming from Bosnia, trying to reach Europe. Of cause of the fence, the usual way of life has collapsed and a new dynamic was generated. The region has become an arena of different faces of human nature brought forward by a time of crisis, in which local population needs to find a way to deal with this new situation in order to survive.

about the author
Tiha K. Gudac is a filmmaker based in Croatia, where she’s working as a director, scriptwriter and a producer. She has an MA as a Master of Film Arts and an MA in Business Marketing. As a director and scriptwriter and researcher she is working primarily on documentary projects. As a producer she has independently produced and worked on: fiction, documentary, and animated films and commercial and TV formats, some of which were awarded, or box office success. She debuted as a director with her film “Naked Island” (2014), which has received numerous international festival awards, and has had international theatrical, TV and educational distribution. In the recent years she has directed, written and co-produced three TV documentary series programs for Croatian national TV Broadcaster HRT. As a guest lecturer she teaches subjects of documentary film projects development and commercial TV production. Her early work background was marked by years of involvement with the NGO sector – developing international dialogue building and conflict resolution projects, as well as working in PR, working in film festivals and acting in theatre projects. She is a member of: Director’s Guild of Croatia, Croatian Filmmaker Association and Croatian Independent Artists Association.

festivals and awards:
ZagrebDOx  2021 – Fipresci Award
Rab Fim Festival 2021 – Jury Special Mention
Free Zone Film Festival 2021 – Human Rights Award
One World Festival Brussels 2022-  Jury Special Mention
DOK.fest Muenchen 2021
Crossing Europe Festiva, Linz 2021
DokuFest Prizren 2021
Atlantida Mallorca Film Festival 2021
ZagrebDox 2021
Liburnia Film Festival 2021
DokuDoc 2021
Festival slovenskega filma 2021
Freezone Festival Belgrade 2021
Inconvenient Films Festival, Vilnius, Litva 2021
One World Festival Brussels 2022

2019 / 2021 GODFATHER OF SALI documentary film, financialy supported by Croatian Audiovisual Centre. Current status: in development
DANCE OF THE DEAD documentary film, financialy supported by Director’s Guild of Croatia. Current status: in development
2016 / 2015: WORKER’S CULTURE 28’ x 6, documentary series, produced by Kinoteka Zagreb for Croatian National Television
PICTURE-SONGS (5’ x 17, documentary hybrid) produced by Kinoteka for Croatian National Television GENERATION Y 25’ x 6, documentary series produced by Kinoteka for Croatian National Television
2014 NAKED ISLAND – 75′, documentary film, producer FACTUM (HR)