Screening

The Short Films of Zorko Sirotić

FMC is thrilled to present a screening of the short films of Zorko Sirotić that will be followed by a lecture about cooperatives by Goran Cacic, an environmentalist and International Chief Technical Advisor of the Green Energy Cooperative.

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FMC is thrilled to present a screening of the short films of Zorko Sirotić that will be followed by a lecture about cooperatives by Goran Cacic, an environmentalist and International Chief Technical Advisor of the Green Energy Cooperative. Zorko Sirotić and Goran Cacic will be visiting from Croatia.

Zorko Sirotić was born in Zagreb in 1985. He is a member of Kinoklub Zagreb and has been its production coordinator since 2014. In 2018 he graduated in film and TV directing at the Department of Documentary Film of the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He has made documentary, fiction and experimental films and gained television experience working on commercial televisions. He runs and mentors in numerous workshops focused on alternative film and experimental-documentary forms. 

Goran Jeras - expert on sustainable finance, cooperatives and sustainable development of local communities. manager of Cooperative for Ethical Financing in Croatia organisation working on the foundation of the first European digital ethical bank with 100% sustainable portfolio.. After study of physics in Zagreb, Goran moved to The Netherlands and started working as a consultant for large financial institutions. Frustrated with the behaviour and failings of commercial banks and economic system unable to ensure fair distribution of wealth, sustainable development and needs of people in general, in 2010 he started researching and developing alternative financial and business models for local communities based on the principles of economic democracy, trust, collaboration, solidarity, protection of commons and sustainable use of resources. From 2015-2018, Goran was member of GECES (EC Expert Group on Social Entrepreneurship) and since 2016 Fellow of German Marshall Fund of the United States.

 
Goran will talk about the importance of cooperative business models in ensuring transformation of the economy towards the model with positive social and environmental impact. He will also address the role of community banks as the cornerstones of the development of the new economic system.

Program

I Smoke Whatever's Left (2015)

Cabbage (2016)

Last One Out (2017)

Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (2018)

From a Personal Point of View (2019)

The Awakening of Jacob (2019)

Total runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes