THE FIRST OF MAY 1956



Director: Pjer Majhrovski, Hajrudin Šiba Krvavac

Screenwriter: Pjer Majhrovski, Hajrudin Šiba Krvavac

Cinematografpher: Stevo Landup, Ognjen Miličević

Music: Zora Branković

Editor: Zora Branković

Production:

Bosna film

Synopsis:

In its short opening part, the film relies on old photos and posters, as well as recorded testimonies about historic events and figures, to reconstruct the story of workers’ pre-war fight for protection of their labor rights. That story is then linked with contemporary celebrations of May 1 - a holiday which has come to symbolize the fight against capitalism and bourgeoisie. During the revolution, May 1 holiday was celebrated with military victories. In 1956 it is celebrated with a parade joined by members of the army, labor brigades, children and athletes. A rhythmic march by members of labor brigades symbolizes the success of reconstruction. The film closes with shots of a fireworks display.