They Were Tito’s Towns / Bila so Titova mesta (2017)

102 min / documentary, Feature Film

Following the death of Josip Broz Tito (1892–1980), one city in each of the six republics and two autonomous regions of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia had the honour to be named after the long-serving president. Having been chosen due to leftist ideas, proletarian character, industrialisation, urbanisation and modernity, they were often privileged. Now located across seven countries, not one of these cities is still named after Tito.

We learn the stories of these cities from their residents who look back at the period under Tito's name. Many of these stories are tragic since the majority of cities have been touched by war.

Film crew

Director: Amir Muratović
Screenwriter: Amir Muratović
D.O.P.: Marko Kočevar
Music author: Dino Džopa Šemsudin, Tilen Stepišnik
Editor: Amir Muratović
Sound designer: Robert Sršen
Sound recordist: Frane Povirk
Producer: Matjaž Ham


Production Company: Radiotelevizija Slovenija, javni zavod, Ljubljana

Technical data

Film format: HD file
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Colours: color
Sound: stereo