How I became you

documentary/experimental film


A short film about self-censorship, imposed behavioral norms, opinions and attitudes which ultimately lead to the crucifixion of one’s personality. The film begins with the retrospective memory of the earliest days of author’s childhood, and continues toward the present day, showing the process of changing and forging one’s personality. The process includes the influence of the parents and surrounding, as well as the mass-media. Through a series of short flash-backs, the author reflects upon socially-imposed restrictions and rules, she encounters in her everyday life. In the end, one question stays opened- is anyone strong enough to endure the weight of chains?

Directed by

Ivana Živković

Country of Origin

Bosnia and Herzegovina


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Production year