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Easy Land

Directed by Sanja Zivkovic
Canada, 2019 (fiction, 91 minutes, colour, English / Serbian)

Film Description:
"Director Sanja Zivkovic's poignant debut feature follows a mother and daughter, Serbian refugees, as they struggle to navigate the many obstacles facing newcomers to Canada. [...] Easy Land follows Nina (Nina Kiri) and her mother Jasna (Mirjana Jokovic) as they struggle to build a life for themselves in a new country. Jasna has been traumatized by what she witnessed in Serbia, and the after-effects are exacerbated by the menial jobs she must take to pay the rent despite being a trained architect. Meanwhile, Nina must deal with the regular tensions of high-school life, which are complicated by poverty and her mother's volatile psychological state. Worse, one of Nina's teachers insists she intern at a local theatre company to make up for past transgressions. Plagued by the past, the two women are unable to find common ground and both veer towards the breaking point. [...]"
-- Steve Gravestock (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Sanja Zivkovic
Produced by: Julie Strifler, Matt Code, Kristy Neville
Principal Cast: Nina Kiri, Mirjana Jokovic
Cinematography: Maya Bankovic
Film Editing: Chris Mutton
Music: Casey MQ
Production Company: Endgame Films, Wildling Pictures
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