The Puzzle

“The Puzzle” is a Macedonian documentary film about the meaning of the hip hop culture in our region. This is not a classic hip hop documentary. It is a collage of views, experiences and ideas of individuals from the Macedonian hip hop scene. The film does not document the history of the Macedonian hip hop, but it raises questions and it opens up a discussion about the present of this culture, by comparing it to a jigsaw puzzle, where getting the final picture is a process of patience, intelligence and creativity. The film was produced by the informal organization Hip Hop Macedonia, featuring Icko and V.G. (Chista Okolina), Tec (Most Wanted/Oshav Prod.) DJ Goce (SAF), Profo & Chovekot X (Klan Istok), Protiv Site, Hrom (graffiti), Tiggaz (DNS) Toni Zen, Green Out, Puka Kozmetika, Brus, Slatkaristika, DzoDzo (Stress), Zhile & Vali, Ognen (beatbox), Zad Agolot, Titanium, Toksikolozi, Avtorizacija, Divizija.
Note: English subtitle at FilmFreeway is informative and is not with the size and quality as the original.
English Subtitles: http://www.mediafire.com/download/j7o6ogf1219cjqs/Slozuvalka+-+The+Puzzle.srt
Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/jwr2m9pjawu7ypj/Slozuvalka+-+The+Puzzle.mp4

  • Aleksandar Koviloski
    Director
  • Gjore Milevski, Nebojsha Milosavljevic, Aleksandar Koviloski
    Writer
  • Aleksandar Koviloski
    Producer
  • Icko and V.G. (Chista Okolina), Tec (Most Wanted/Oshav Prod.) DJ Goce (SAF), Profo & Chovekot X (Klan Istok), Protiv Site, Hrom (graffiti), Tiggaz (DNS) Toni Zen, Green Out, Puka Kozmetika, Brus, Slatkaristika, DzoDzo (Stress), Zhile & Vali, Ognen (beatbox), Zad Agolot, Titanium, Toksikolozi, Avtorizacija, Divizija.
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Сложувалка/Slozuvalka
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    38 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 11, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Language:
    Macedonian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cinedays Festival
    Skopje
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    November 16, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Mlada Kamera Unicov
    Unicov
    Czech Republic
    March 23, 2016
    Czech Premiere
  • DokNRitam
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    June 26, 2016
    Serbian Premiere
  • MAN (Macedonian Alternative Awards)
    Skopje
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    May 28, 2016
    Best Macedonian documentary for 2015
  • DORF film festival
    Vinkovci
    Croatia
    August 12, 2016
    Croatian Premiere
Director Biography - Aleksandar Koviloski

BA in Sociology at State Macedonian University “St. Cyril and Methodius” – Skopje. Topic: Hip hop culture and its roots in society.
MA in Sociology at State Macedonian University “St. Cyril and Methodius” – Skopje. Topic: African-American Art and Culture in XXth Century.
Owner and editor of Macedonian website www.hiphopmacedonia.org, where hip hoppers can be informed about every event in our country and abroad, and to get to know something more about hip-hop culture.
Editor of the only Macedonian hip hop magazine “Four” (online magazine on our website), where we’ve had exclusive interviews with American hip hop legends such as Kool G Rap, R. A. the Rugged Man, Delinquent Habits and many more.
Author and co-author of four books about hip-hop culture, the only ones on the Balkans of this kind: “Aspects of Macedonian urban culture – Hip Hop Macedonia” – 2005; “Hip Hop Book” – 2007; “Hip Hop Dictionary” – 2008; “Creating the African-American culture through artistic expression in XXth century” – 2014.
Author of TV show “Hip Hop Magazine”, which was shown for three years (2007-2010) on the first channel of Macedonian National Television.
Organizer of the First (2009) and Second (2010) Macedonian Hip Hop Awards, uniting the Macedonian hip hop culture for the first time since its existence. The events were followed by performances of the biggest Macedonian hip hop artists.
We have been teaching hip-hop culture on the streets and in the institutions as well, in high schools in Skopje, in cultural centers, the Faculty of Philosophy – Skopje, two lectures at the American Corner in Skopje, further in Bitola, Struga, Veles and many more.
Member of Macedonian underground hip hop group Klan Istok, who have published two music albums: Prviot Udar – 2005, and Otvorena Sezona – 2013. The group was having performances in the largest discotheques in Skopje and Macedonia, and concerts with RZA from Wu - Tang Clan; Jeru The Damaja, Busta Rhymes, Guru from Gang Starr etc.
Realized bootleg albums: Worldwide (compilation CD) – 2011; sEvergreen Memoriez – 2012.
Author of the biggest Macedonian hip hop forum – facebook group Hip Hop Macedonia, who has more then 8 000 members.

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35 artists - one idea.