Black Seed (1971)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - Macedonia  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

This Yugoslavian film, by Macedonian filmmaker Cenevski, explores the fate of partisans relegated to Greek concentration camps after the Greek Civil War in 1946. Basically, those imprisoned were accused of being communists, and they included in their number some Greek-speaking Macedonians. Even though many were accused of being communists, and many in fact were communists, one of the ironic truths of these situations is that their lives depended on avoiding any admission of this fact. Prisoners in these camps were treated brutally. This story focuses on the endurance and possible survival of a bald, brave peasant.



politics, accusation, atrocity, Communism, concentration-camp, imprisonment, peasant, POW (Prisoner of War), survivor