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    Marija Perković

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    I was born in September, 1970, in Vrbas, Vojvodina, Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRJ). In September of 1991, in Novi Sad, I have been having an exam from the General people’s Defence and Social Self-protection on the topic of “Moral faculties of the JNA Yugoslav People’s Army) soldiers”, while JNA bombs were already dropping on Vukovar. Passed the exam because I could not stop a hysteric laughter. Bombs continued to drop. In September, 2000, I did not vote, because dictatorship cannot be toppled by elections. And it does not. From then till today, one long year that does not end. The echo of bombs, going on. With the female and male comrades from the peace and women’s movement, I dream of revolution.

    Date: 19/05/2018
    Place: “Center for Cultural Decontamination (CZKD)”, Belgrade (Serbia)

    Interviewers: Marina Gržinić, Sefik Tatlić
    Filming: Muzaffer Hasaltay
    Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret
    Transcript and translation into English: Sefik Tatlić
    English editing: Kate Howlett Jones