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Directed by Marko Skakavaco
Documentary Feature
United States | 51 min | 2024

“Unspoken” is a poignant documentary featuring three courageous individuals who share their experiences growing up amidst the tumultuous Yugoslavian War. Through raw and emotional narratives, they vividly recount the challenges they faced and the impact of the conflict on their lives. As they trace their journeys to the present, the documentary not only delves into their personal experiences but also speak for the silent narratives of countless others affected by the war—capturing the unspoken pain and resilience that lingers in the shadows of history.

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Unspoken Poster

Unspoken Marko SkakavacMarko Skakavac

During my junior year, I, Marko Skakavac, a Serbian kid with refugee roots, had a seemingly cool idea—creating “Unspoken,” a documentary about my heritage amid the Yugoslavian War. Yet, as I continued deeper, I realized it could be more than just my story. It became a platform to educate current and future generations about the unspoken aspects of war, reaching those whose parents choose silence and others unaware of the historical impact. “Unspoken” is my attempt to break the silence not just for those who lived through it but also for those who couldn’t live to witness the impact.

Film Information

Directors:  Marko Skakavac
Country: United States
Year: 2024
Language: English
Runtime: 51 min
Rated: PG-13


Editor: Marko Skakavac
Music: Artlist
Key Cast: Zoran Skakavac, Milos Komazec, Mirela Topic

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