[Online Streaming] Karpo Godina, Litany of Happy People (Zdravi ljudi za razonodu), 1971

*Due to the "circuit breaker," NTU CCA Singapore will be closed temporarily for a month. Meanwhile, the Centre will be streaming Karpo Godina, Litany of Happy People (Zdravi ljudi za razonodu), 1971, from 20 – 26 April 2020. Register now for access to the webpage link and password to watch the film online. The link will be sent to you within 12 hours of sign-up.

Karpo Godina, Litany of Happy People (Zdravi ljudi za razonodu), 1971
20 – 26 April 2020
35mm transferred to digital file, colour, sound, 15 min

The Litany of Happy People is a song-film about the diverse group of people living harmoniously in rural Vojvodina, an autonomous province of Serbia known for its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic identity. The film presents families with multi-ethnic backgrounds, standing in front of their seemingly similar but colourful rural houses. The film won numerous awards at short film festivals.


Karpo Godina (Slovenia) is a prominent filmmaker and cinematographer. He is an essential figure and a pioneering member of the Yugoslav Black Wave film movement of the 1960s an 1970s. His film career launched in the 1960s when he independently produced 8mm experimental shorts and numerous socio-critical films. His film Artificial Paradise was screened at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.

Film Programme: Third Way / After Bandung

Litany of Happy People (Zdravi ljudi za razonodu) is part of the Film Programme: Third Way / After Bandung, accompanying the exhibition Non-Aligned.

This programme features films that engage post-colonial processes covering different moments and geopolitical contexts. The Asian-African Conference in 1955, known as the Bandung Conference, amidst the complex processes of decolonization, established self-determination, non-aggression, and equality as part of the core values that then formed the Non-Aligned Movement. This history is unpacked and contextualised through this series of screenings.

Co-curated by writer and curator Mark Nash and film researcher Vladimir Seput.

Find out more about Non-Aligned and Film Programme: Third Way / After Bandung.
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Apr 20 - Apr 26, 2020
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