CROATIAN FILM INSTITUTE

ELECTORAL LEGITIMACY REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

#         01:28 min           2023    

Electoral Legitimacy in the Republic of Croatia 


As we look back at thirty years since the creation of the sovereign Republic of Croatia, This film asks to what extent has Croatia succeeded or failed in the development of an electoral process that guarantees the democratic rights of citizens in a free, healthy, transparent and productive society. Through frank and revealing interviews conducted with noted Croatian scholars, political principals who created the electoral law, humanitarian leaders, and legal experts, this film examines whether the electoral process serves to select leaders who represent and act in the best interests of the people or politicians whose roots are deeply embedded in the country’s troubled communist past.  Does the law effectively confront corruption, wrest control of the government from the hands of privileged elites, and result in policies that win public support and create a mandate that the government pursues and implements?  Are political leaders and parties held accountable for their actions?  The answers to those questions demonstrate the key role that electoral law will play in Croatia’s pursuit of its rightful destiny and democratic future.

Director                      Nikola Knez

Producer¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Damir O. RadoŇ°, Nikola Knez

Screenplay                 Dr. Dorothy S. McClellan

Cinematographer       David Knez

Narrator                      Doug Dretke

Film Genre                 Documentary                        

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