SYNOPSIS

The film incorporates the photographic work of Yanaki and Milton Manaki, the first Balkan cinematographers. The Manaki brothers have been mythologized over the years, and additional attributions to their legacy have been made in order to further eulogize their undisputed importance. However, this tendency to add new and unconfirmed information is unnecessary and harmful, since their legacy is already of great cultural value not only to Macedonia but also in the wider Balkan context. For this reason, each and every fact and opinion presented in the film Manaki – A Story in Pictures has been carefully researched and reconfirmed with presented artefacts. The story is told through original documentary photographs and follows the brothers as they open their first professional studio in 1898 in Ioannina and later move to Bitola, now known as the city of the Manaki brothers..

Biography

Born in Prilep, Macedonia, 1969. He has graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, Camera Department (1997) and earned his Master of Arts degree in 2011 at the University for Audiovisual Arts - ESRA Paris-Skopje-New York, Skopje. In 2000 he founded the Macedonian Centre for Photography. He has had 36 individual exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions around the world: Skopje, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Wien, New York, Istanbul, Brussels, Warsaw, Zagreb, Pancevo, Paris, Roma, Plovdiv, Lyon, Rotterdam... Winner of several awards in the area of visual arts and film. Presently he is full professor at the Faculty of Film Arts at the International University "Europa Prima" in Skopje

Filmography

Manaki - A Story in Pictures (2019)

MANAKI, A STORY IN PICTURES

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MANAKI, A STORY IN PICTURES

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MANAKI, A STORY IN PICTURES

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