How to Found Your Own Micro-Nation
Aug 17, 2016
Liberland is a self-proclaimed country located between Croatia and Serbia that was created to be a libertarian paradise in the heart of Eastern Europe. This documentary by MEL films, Freedom for Liberland, tells the story of how the Czech politician and activist Vít Jedlička founded Liberland: after Yugoslavia was dissolved in the 1990s, a sliver of land along the Danube River went unclaimed and Jedlička used the law of terra nullius to claim it as his own in 2015. The film takes place at the Liberland’s entertaining first anniversary conference, and follows Jedlička as he attempts to Skype in. To see more films from MEL, visit their website and Vimeo page.
Author: Nadine Ajaka
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A showcase of cinematic short documentary films, curated by The Atlantic.