Memorandum, sin of the unfinished text, part one

Documentary program “Memorandum, sin of the unfinished text” was made in the production of Radio Television of Serbia. The author is Svetlana Janjićijević. The first part of this documentary explains how the text of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SANU) – Memorandum – came into the public eye, ie, in the newspaper “Vecernje novosti” and what were the reactions to the text by the leading political figures of Serbia, Ivan Stambolic, Dobrica Cosic and Slobodan Milosevic, as well as how the text was seen by Croatian and Slovenian politicians. They give their opinion on the document in addition to politicians and historians, sociologists, political scientists, writers and journalists. It features 25 speakers from Serbia and Croatia.
Duration 52 minutes.

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Language: Serbian

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Memorandum, sin of the unfinished text, part two

The second part of the documentary “Memorandum, sin of the unfinished text” was produced by Radio Television of Serbia in celebration of the thirty anniversary of the creation of the Memorandum, the text of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts SANU. The author is Svetlana Janjićijević. The second part of this documentary talks about the reasons why the text of the memorandum is interpreted as a war-racing and nationalist one, what was the national position of Serbs in the former Yugoslavia, and how the memorandum was quoted in the indictment of Slobodan Milosevic at the Hague Tribunal as “evidence of the plan for the creation of a big Serbia” . The show lasts 52 minutes.

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Language: Serbian

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Memorandum of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SANU Memorandum), 1986.

The Memorandum of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SANU Memorandum) is a draft document made by a committee of 16 members of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts from 1985 to 1986. The memorandum is divided into two parts: “The crisis of the Yugoslav economy and society” refers to the economic and political divisions in Yugoslavia that followed the adoption of the 1974 constitution and “The position of Serbia and the Serbian people” describing the inferior status of the SR Serbia in the SFRY and the position of Serbs in SR Croatia and SAP Kosovo.

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Language: Serbian, English

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