What’s new in The Weight Of Chains 2?


The Weight of Chains 2 is the sequel of the popular and controversial documentary film directed by Boris Malagurski, analyzing neoliberal reforms in the Balkans and the effects on politics, economics, military, culture and education and the media in the former Yugoslavia. Through stories of sold off companies, corrupt politicians, fictional tribunals and various military alliances, the film deconstructs modern myths about everything the people have been told will bring them a better life. Featuring exclusive interviews with Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone, Carla Del Ponte and others.

What’s new in The Weight Of Chains 2?


This film, as the previous one, was funded through donations given by individuals worldwide, as well as several sponsors who supported the film team. Production of the film started in March 2012, continued well into 2013 and 2014, and was completed in November 2014. Interviews were conducted across Canada, the United States, Serbia, Croatia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Macedonia, while post-production work was done in Serbia, Germany and Malta

What’s new in The Weight Of Chains 2?


Boris Malagurski is a Serbian-Canadian film director, producer, writer, television host and activist. His films include “Kosovo: Can You Imagine?” (2008), “The Weight of Chains” (2010), “The Presumption of Justice” (2012), “Belgrade” (2013) and “The Weight of Chains 2” (2014), and his work has been screened on festivals worldwide, including Raindance in London, BANEFF in Stockholm and Oslo, Montecasino Festival in Johannesburg, Subversive Festival in Zagreb and Beldocs in Belgrade, and broadcast on TV channels worldwide, including RT and Eurochannel.


Worldwide Recognition


Festival Screenings

Starting on November 20, 2014, “The Weight of Chains 2” traveled from South Africa, Serbia, Germany, Austria and Mexico to Canada, Norway, the UK, Croatia and Sweden.

arrow Montecasino Film Festival, Johannesburg, S. A.
arrow Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
arrow Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico City
arrow National Museum of Culture, Mexico City
arrow Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
arrow Royal Cinema, Toronto, Canada
arrow Metropol Kino, Innsbruck, Austria
arrow Community Hall, Stuttgart, Germany

arrow Banski dvor, Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina
arrow Community Hall, Berlin, Germany
arrow Eurocinema, Subotica, Serbia
arrow Akademija 28 Cinema, Belgrade, Serbia
arrow Hollywood Megaplex, Vienna, Austria
arrow Cultural Centre, Novi Sad, Serbia
arrow Central Linz Cinema, Linz, Austria
arrow Kupina Cinema, Nis, Serbia

arrow Raindance Film Festival, London, UK
arrow Balkan New Film Festival, Oslo, Norway
arrow Subversive Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
arrow Dum CSVTS, Prague, Czech Republic
arrow Delta Cineplexx, Podgorica, Montenegro
arrow Slovenska Kinoteka, Ljubljana, Slovenia
arrow Kriterion Cinema, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
arrow Cultural Centre, Gracanica, Serbia



A total of 36 experts on the topic were interviewed in the film, click "View All" to see them all, watch clips from their interviews and find out more about them.

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Noam Chomsky

American linguist and philosopher

An American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, and activist.

Proclaimed the “father of modern linguistics”, he has worked for 50 years as an Institute Professor and Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT, Boston, where he is curcurrently Professor Emeritus, and has authored over 100 books.

He was voted the “world’s top public intellectual” in a 2005 poll. Chomsky is known for his critiques of U.S. foreign policy and contemporary capitalism, and has discussed issues regarding the former Yugoslavia to a
great extent in the last few decades

Oliver Stone

Hollywood film producer and director

An American film director, screenwriter, producer and military military veteran.

Many of Stone’s films primarily focus on controversial American political and cultural issues and conspiracies during the late 20th century. Stone’s films often combine different camera and film formats within a single scene as evidenced in JFK, Natural Born Killers, and Nixon.

Stone has received three Academy Awards for his work on the films Midnight Express, Platoon, and Born on the the Fourth of July. He was presented with the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2007 Austin Film Festival.

Carla Del Ponte

Former Chief Prosecutor of the ICTY

A former Swiss attorney general, who was appointed prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in August 1999.

In 2003, the U.N. Security Council removed Del Ponte as the Prosecutor for the ICTR. She remained the Prosecutor for the ICTY until 2008, when she was succeeded by Serge Brammertz. In 2008, Del Ponte published a book “The Hunt” in which she wrote that Kosovo Albanians had smuggled human organs of kidnapped Serbs after the
Kosovo war ended in 1999.

A Yugoslav version of The Shock Doctrine by Michael Winterbottom (based on the book by Naomi Klein), or a cross between Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story and Alex Gibney’s Casino Jack and the United States of Money.

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Serbian film critic Dubravka Lakic wrote that Malagurski „indisputably made a full-blooded and, for our cinematic terms, insurpassed documentary.“

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Where It All Started

Born in 1988 to Prof. Dr. Branislav Malagurski and Slavica Malagurski, Boris grew up in the northern Serbian town of Subotica.

Malagurski’s last name originates from the Polish town of Mała Góra. In the 17th century, a soldier from that town fought under the command of John III Sobieski against the Turks in the Battle of Senta and afterwards decided decided to stay in Subotica, which is now in the Serbian province of Vojvodina.

Malagurski emigrated to Canada in 2005. While studying Film Production at the University of British Columbia, Malagurski became a Canadian citizen and founded the Malagurski Cinema production company.

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His Best Known Work

  • The Canada Project (60 min, 2005)
    Malagurski’s move from Serbia to Canada.
  • Kosovo | Can You Imagine? (30 min, 2009)
    Human rights of Serbs in Kosovo.
  • The Weight of Chains (124 min, 2010)
    The reasons behind the breakup of Yugoslavia
  • The Presumption of Justice (40 min, 2012)
    What really happened to Brice Taton.
  • Belgrade (82 min, 2013)
    The story of the Serbian capital.
  • The Weight of Chains 2 (123 min, 2013)
    Neoliberal reforms in the Balkans.
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Festivals & Broadcasts

”The Canada Project” won Best Film at the First Take International Film Festival in Toronto and was broadcasted on Radio Television Serbia, while “Kosovo | Can You Imagine?” won the Silver Palm at the International Film Festival in Mexico, as well as Best Film at the BC Days Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver. “The Weight of Chains” was screened in cinemas and festivals worldwide, including the Raindance Film Festival in London and BELDOCS in Belgrade, and was broadcasted in front of 644 million viewers on RT and 50 million viewers on Eurochannel. Belgrade” was shown on Radio Television Serbia as well. “The Weight of Chains 2” was shown on festivals from Johannesburg, London and Stockholm to Zagreb, Oslo and Mexico City.

The message of the film is clearly presented – resistance to neoliberalism is no longer a matter of ideology, but of common sense.

– Dubravka Lakic, Serbian newspaper Politika                                          

Our Production Team Is World Class

This film would not have been possible without the amazing production team that worked on the film, as well as those who helped out along the way in any way they could

Anastasia Trofimova

Film director, producer, cinematographer and journalist, known for her groundbreaking documentaries “Twelve Palestines” and “Her War: Women vs. ISIS”. Currently works at RT in Moscow.

Sound iconAleksandar Bundalo
Sound Post-Production

Owner of Sound Villain Ltd in Malta, works with production sound and sound design, known for his work on Simshar (2014), .303 (2009) and Captain Phillips (2013).

Film reel iconMilan Lakic
Cinematographer, Editor

Director of MM Video Production in Johannerburg, South Africa, filmed on location in Skopje, Macedonia and edited the first cut of “The Weight of Chains 2” in Belgrade, Serbia.

After Effects iconAleksandar Savic
Visual Effects

Adobe After Effects expert, worked on designing and creating opening credits segment in “The Weight of Chains 2”, charts, rolling money suitcases and other effects in the film.

Film reel iconZlatko Bogatinovski
Research Assistant

Political analyst, founder of Ronin Magazine, longtime colleague of Boris Malagurski, worked on collecting data, traveling and filming interviewees for “The Weight of Chains 2”.

Camera iconIvana Rajovic

Cinematographer and director of “The Presumption of Justice” and executive producer of “Belgrade”. For “The Weight of Chains 2”, she worked as a cinematographer.

Film reel 2 iconMileta Kecina
Video Archives

Director of the Program Archives of Radio Television Serbia in Belgrade, worked on helping the production team find the archival footage needed for “The Weight of Chains 2”.

Film reel iconBranislav Malagurski
Production Manager

Legal Consultant, Co-Director of the Serbian branch of Malagurski Cinema, worked on filming interviews for “The Weight of Chains 2” and in charge of film documentation.

Musical note iconMilan Jankovic
Original Soundtrack

Lead of Badversion band, composed and recorded the song “Second Chance” that plays at the end of “The Weight of Chains 2”.

Malagurski’s presentation and narration are passionate, wry and full of humour; anyone looking for a whirlwind education on Eastern Europe, neoliberalism and the influence of the U.S. on the world economy, this is your stop.

– Raindance Film Festival Review, London, UK                                          



Choose from three clips - the official trailer and two scenes from the film, but also have a look at the first part of the film!

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The Weight Of Chains

Watch the official trailer for the film that captivated audiences across the world.

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Washington Consensus

Neoliberalism in a nutshell – featuring Jovan B. Dusanic, Milica Vuklis, narrated by Malagurski.

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Yugoslav Debt

Featuring interviews with Oliver Stone, Vuk Jeremic and Slavko Kulic, on loans imposed on Yugoslavia by the US.

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Part One

Watch the first part of “The Weight of Chains” which will help you better understand the second part.




Thank You. Your donation made this film possible.
‘The Weight of Chains 2’ was not funded by big production companies or a large corporations – the budget was created through donations from people around the world, people like you! This makes the project completely unique and it’s why this film is, really, your film. Thank you for supporting us and please support our next film, The Weight of Chains 3.

Boris Malagurski – Film Director

Total Raised: CAD $ 45,049

The Heroes of the Film


This film would not have been possible without the sponsors who helped fund the film budget. Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors: Dragan Davidovic, Alexekin Rockowia and Jovica Andonov


This film received support from several Serbian institutions and organizations, including:

Serbian institutions and organizations
St. Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church FundraiserLas Vegas, United States$820
Libra Interiors Pty LtdAustralia$500
Djordje KljajicVancouver, Canada$500
Zoran BozicEdmonton, Canada$500
Brian MitchellVancouver, Canada$400
Anna Jekich PullingerSan Francisco, United States$400
Darko VranesevicSydney, Australia$300
Jasmina VujicBerkeley, United States$300
N. Andric$250
Jelena & Bane VojicicVancouver, Canada$250
Olga Lorencin-Northrup$250
Danny Josipovic$250
Marta Stojanovic$230
Mira TodosijevicMississauga, Canada$230
Marijana SekulicBasel, Switzerland$200
The Grbovic FamilyDianella, Australia$200
Danijel KotoranAustralia$200
Nikola ZonjicSydney, Australia$200
Dio Petrovski$200
Nikola ZugicBelgrade, Serbia$200
Milan RadovanovicAleksinac, Serbia$170
Ivan KosovicNew York, United States$150
Dejan Marjanovic$150
Bojan RatkovicNiagara Falls, Canada$150
Ivo Andric Basqua Association of YugoslaviaThe Basque Country$125
Balakrishna SastryNorthridge, United States$125
Sasa RadojkovicZurich, Switzerland$120
Marko Vukovic$103
Clark StathamPhoenix, United States$100
Milos Subotic$100
ConspiracyKing.comParksville, Canada$100
Jodie Hudson$100
Vladimir IlicRancate, Switzerland$100
Danijel RajicMunich, Germany$100
Ondrej AngyalSeattle, United States$100
Mirjana Crncevic$100
Jovica PanicBrcko, Bosnia & Herzegovina$100
Zoran Coric$100
Konstantinos Kotsiros$100
Stefan Prokovic$100
Ivan LesnjakGrosshochstetten, Switzerland$100
Miron VlahoLaval, Canada$100
Bozana JocsonSan Pablo, United States$100
Marko Novakovic$100
Robert MilacicPort Coquitlam, Canada$100
Nevena SeslijaEssen, Germany$100
Tomasz Jagusinski$100
Petar Petrovic$100
Obrad DjordjevicLiverpool, United Kingdom$100
Vladimir Spasojevic$100
Aleksandar IvazKitchener, Canada$100
Sladjana Neskovic$100
Dragana RadulovicCoquitlam, Canada$100
Dragan Trifunovic$100
Vladen Pejanoric$100
Filip KaradzicZofingen, Switzerland$100
Miljan KonticDen Haag, Netherlands$100
Ari Tryggvason$100
Kupalo d.o.o.Slovenia$100
Dusan Micic$100
Nebojsa Marjanovic$100
Milos Mladenovic$100
Ljiljana Evans$100
Marijana IgnjatovicMount Prospect, United States$100
Nikola JakovacSan Francisco, United States$100
Marko Krco$100
Secure Networks ITC$100
Zarko Vojvodic$100
Stojan Micic$100
Vanja SedarBelfast, United Kingdom$80
Jernej Pogacnik$80
Slaven Pijevac$80
Melana V. PejakovichSacramento, United States$75
The Pupinovic FamilyRemscheid, Germany$70
Jasper Pinnington$70
Branko Vlacic$60
Misa Mujevic Dzodic$60
Stuart MurrayOslo, Norway$55
Aleksandar Rajlic$55
Andreas Dirkhoff$55
Aleksandar Obradovic$50
Lazar JanosevicToronto, Canada$50
Stojan Kokotovic$50
Danica RadicHalmstad, Sweden$50
Maja DaljevicCalgary, Canada$50
Aleksandar Marinkovic$50
Marijana von EuwBergdietikon, Switzerland$50
Sergej BaturanSydney, Australia$50
Tatjana Cvetic$50
Stevan Djurickovic$50
Sarah A PerryMount Vernon, United States$50
Dusan Lazarevic$50
Zeljko PetrovicReiden, Switzerland$50
Alex JelicVancouver, Canada$50
Davor Bulic$50
Terry Moon$50
Sarah Jealouse$50
Ahmad Juma$50
Julia LeutererDresden, Germany$50
Dragan Atanaskovski$50
Tomas Buratovich$50
Sotirios DroutsasThessaloniki, Greece$50
Milan ZaricSwitzerland$50
Aleksandar Grabovac$50
AnonymousMunich, Germany$50
Aleksandar Antunovic$50
Dragan Glumac$50
Cedomir Pilipovic$50
Slobodan AnticValla, Sweden$50
Radenko Kosmajac$50
Nenad Stefanovic$50
Miroslav Saric$50
Maya Jankovic$50
Djordje NijemcevicKragujevac, Serbia$50
Biserka GaroticSan Diego, United States$50
Ljiljana Radenkovic$50
Nicolas Jovanovic$50
Petar Bukovala$50
Darko Joksimovic$50
Aleksandra AleksicDubai, United Arab Emirates$50
Zeljka DakicChicago, United States$50
Goran RakicLinkoping, Sweden$50
Igor Ciric$46
Vera NikolicBerkshire, United Kingdom$40
Nash Mijalkovic$40
Snezana Taskovic$40
Branka GlisicNovi Sad, Serbia$40
James O'Brien$40
Kristian & Monika ArdelianPalm Desert, United States$40
Viktor Zimmermann$40
Fridrih LindemanSubotica, Serbia$33
Stefan BosnjakGothenburg, Sweden$33
Biljana DjordjevicBrno, Czech Republic$30
Mirko Brajic$30
Biljana GraovacRiverwood, Australia$30
Srecko Vojvodic$30
Dragan Djukic$30
Jovanka Stanojevic$30
Rajko Prodana$30
Vukasin Koprivica$30
Danijel Sanjic$30
Sergej Cvijetic$30
Maja Ten Ton$30
Vladimir Novakovic$30
Gorica LulicLondon, United Kingdom$30
Bojan BiljeckiToronto, Canada$30
Dusko VidovicMiami Beach, United States$30
Ivan Djokic$30
Milos Milojevic$30
Dusko VranicPozega, Serbia$30
Dejan Tosic$30
Marko Okulic$30
Staci GrguricAstoria, United States$25
Marija Mitrovic$25
Sasa Pavic$25
Milan Jankov$25
Bojan Suzic$25
Stelios Christofides$25
M. A. Campbell$25
Denis Radovanovic$25
Milica BrkicCambridge, United Kingdom$20
Scott Fortnam$20
Srdjan Prica$20
Kris StensethNorway$20
Zarko Bucic$20
Peter Bobojcov$20
Pavel Nemec$20
Nikola Bakic$20
Nikola SamoukovicPoint Cook, Australia$20
Marko VukovicToronto, Canada$20
Rastko Jovic$20
Goran Gnjatic$20
Marko Mateiasevich$20
Rade Batinic$20
Zlatko Emedji$20
Daniel Dinulovic$20
Jasenko Rakovic$20
Ivan Peric$20
Misha TofilGonesse, France$20
Milovan BacevNovi Beograd, Serbia$20
Walter Andjelkovic$20
Zeljko Kojic$20
Ivan Jevremovic$20
Sladjana DankovicWashington, DC, United States$20
Filip JelicBelgrade, Serbia$20
Vedrana Gnjatic$20
Srdjan Pralica$20
Szilard Dorant$20
Neli Tzvetanova$20
Kristina StevovicToronto, Canada$20
Mirko Hajdukovic$20
Miroslav VasicMadrid, Spain$20
Nikola Rajak$20
Jelena Matic$20
Robert Bartus$20
Ivica Stankovic$20
Slobodan Vojvodic$20
Alex Stojimirovic$20
Goran JanjaninOakville, Canada$20
Ivana GlisicDubai, United Arab Emirates$20
Drena Vojvodic$20
Daniel DjogicVienna, Austria$20
Matjaz Buselic$20
Aljosa Scuka$20
Predrag Novakovic$20
Rajko Prodana$20
John Witte$20
Zoran PavlovicMadrid, Spain$20
Mladen Puketa$20
Zeljko Jeremic$20
Luca Tiberi$20
Jovo Telebak$20
Goran Obradovic$20
Goran Aleksic$20
John Vassiliev$20
Aleksandar CirovicEtobicoke, Canada$20
Lena JovicSherbrooke, Canada$20
Sherman YorkAuckland, New Zealand$18
Nenad Tesovic$15
Nikola Milutinovic$15
Ivan Brlek$15
Vojkan TrokicicBac / Negotin, Serbia$15
Predrag Plavsic$15
Aleksandra Vitomirov$15
Ville Koskinen$15
Srdan Milutinovic$15
Goran SobicBelgrade, Serbia$15
Jelena Djuranovic$15
Nina Radenkovic$15
Goran Maricic$15
Panteleimon Kampolis$15
Bojan Rabic$15
Slavko Popovic$15
Oliver Mil$15
Mark Lajhner$15
Milos LackovicUgrinovci, Serbia$13
Borivoj Bozic$12
Gregory Neuman$12
CA Speksnijders$12
Ivan Smolovic$11
Vladimir VicovacBelgrade, Serbia$10
Vladan Babic$10
Branko Dunjic$10
John Witte$10
Jelena Kokovic$10
Milos Kaurin$10
Ivan Kuraj$10
Djordje MarjanovicBelgrade, Serbia$10
Sasa KelebudaDiessenhofen, Switzerland$10
Slavko Prerad$10
Aleksandar Arnovljev$10
Srdjan Nikola Milic$10
Nebojsa Radenovic$10
Tihomir Popovic$10
Tamara Collins$10
Dejan Plecas$10
Zeljko Jankovic$10
Dragoljub Przulj$10
Jean-Pierre Djukic$10
Marko LazarevicDerventa, Republika Srpska$10
Goran Jaksic$10
Vesna Brakus$10
Aleksandar Cikaric$10
Ala A Sahawneh$10
Milos Mladenovic$10
Zdravko Bozic$10
Alexander Beuermann$10
Vojislav Rodosavljevic$10
Mihai Robert Stauceanu$10
Adis Advic$10
Branislava SelenicNovi Sad, Serbia$10
Jelena Petrovic$10
Milivoj Krnic$10
Aleksandar Milovanovic$10
Ljubisa Radisic$10
Zoran Petkovic$10
Vladimir Vujaskovic$10
Milos Alvirovic$10
Dario Debeljak$10
Beata Bartus$10
Stefan Rumersdorfer$10
Aleksandar MartinovicRotterdam, Netherlands$10
Vojislav Radosavljevic$10
Andraz Vrhovec$10
Stevan Savic$10
Sotir Stojcevski$10
Novica Lukic$10
Stevan Akrap$10
Milan Nedeljkovic$10
Chrysanthos Savvidis$8
Vladimir SobicNovi Sad, Serbia$8
Igor Surlan$8
Nebojsa ViloticRuma, Serbia$7
Bojan Damjanovic$7
Francesco Reinerio$5
Christopher Keefe$5
Nikola Nesovic$5
Ognjen Glisic$5
Aleksandar Corluka$5
Jovan Ilic$5
Aleksander Smiljanic$5
Miodrag Kojic$5
Aleksandar Lukac$5
Milan Vladetic$5
Factory Shopping Mall LLC$5
Jovana vocalist$5
Jugoslav Pavlovic$5
Bojan Kleut$5
Rosa Kujundzic$5
John Kendall$5
Nikola Smiljanic$5
Arandjel Djuric$5
Marko Stankovic$5
Daniel Brown$5
Marcela Mannina$5
Mirko Ristic$5
Branislav Aleksic$4
Mirza Jovicic$4
Lazar MatarugaKitchener, Canada$4
Aleksandar Bauman$3
Djordje Perinovic$3
Aleksandar StanisavljevicNovi Beograd, Serbia$3
Slobodan Radelic$3
Goran GolikVrbas, Serbia$3
Lukadz Cholewa$3
Igor MusicBanja Luka, Republika Srpska$3
Dejan Kezic$3
Jovan Djokic$3
Andjelka NikolicLivorno, Italy$3
Strahinja Jovanvevic$2
Karadjordje Trkulja$2
Milan Vuckovic$2
Tihomir Malesevic$2
Aleksandar Dragoslavac$2
Luka Bozic$2
Dionysios Xenoulis$2
Srdjan MarjanovicDubendorf, Germany$2
Jelena Besirovic$2
Milisav Tadic$2
Goran Tepsic$2
Dusko Bajic$2
Ugljesa Stankovic$1
Vladimir Brkic$1
Ivana Mihajlovic$1
Ivan Veljkovic$1
Dejan Stanic$1
Lokali Online$1


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