The WORLD PREMIERE showing “The Weight of Chains” is announced to be held on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th December 2010 at Piccadilly Cinema in Perth CBD. Boris Malagurski, film director, will be flying in from Canada to attend both events.

Premiere in Melbourne will be held on 23 December 2010 and will be followed by Sydney.

THE WEIGHT OF CHAINS is a full-length documentary (124 minutes), which examines the historical, political, economic and social context of the breakup of Yugoslavia. The film takes a critical look at the role that some other countries played in the dissolution of the Yugoslav state and it contains rare stock footage never before seen by Western audiences, first-hand reporting, and a roster of interviews with academics, diplomats, media personalities and ordinary citizens of the former Yugoslav republics.

The Weight of Chains sheds new light on controversial incidents that defined the Yugoslav civil wars in the eyes of the Western media, including Srebrenica, Racak, and Operation Storm.

The main point of the film is to prove that Yugoslavia has been colonized and that the real heroes of the wars were ordinary citizens whose stories of courage are covered in the film.

Generous contributions from numerous donors have made this film possible. In particular Western Australian donors and their enthusiasm at very early stage of the fundraising set the example for others and ultimately made this project possible.

THE WEIGHT OF CHAINS trailer is available at

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Mature themes and infrequent coarse language
Explanation: M is an advisory classification. The film content is moderate in impact. There is no legal restriction on who can see an M film. M films are not recommended for people aged under 15 as a level of maturity is required.
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