Is Croatia a safe country? How many hidden mines are there, still waiting for their victims? COUNTERATTACK is a project in which dance is more than art and every step a matter of life and death.

The film crew travels by van from Vukovar to Dubrovnik and at every former minefield, now cleared, they meet a number of people: deminers – the ones still working, as well as the retired and the injured ones, soldiers who ran through the minefields during the war, victims of mine accidents, political and expert representatives of government offices and agencies in charge of demining operations. All of them will talk to the dancers and either convince them that it is safe to move around at the given location or express their doubts and fears related to the hidden danger of mines which may still lie hidden in the ground, despite demining actions.

The film COUNTERATTACK will tackle the issue of landmines in the context of environmental pollution and war repercussions that continue to maim, destroy and kill people decades after the war. The moment in which the hosts, confident of their personal safety, agree to accompany dancers to the field and dance, the entire crew will step onto the ground and film what is a dance performance functioning as freedom-advocating activism. COUNTERATTACK, the movie, will disclose the so far undisclosed aspect of the mine problem, but also attach an engaged role to audio-visual and dance/performing arts. Here, art is more than art, and an ordinary step a life-and-death matter.


Project financed by: Ministry of culture of the Republic of Croatia, City office for education, culture and sport / Media coverage: Večernji list,, tportal, Radio Student / Partners: Artistic organisation Counterattack, Zagreb centre for independent culture and youth – Pogon, Zagreb City Forum / Production: MONTAЖ$TROJ