Traces of the Past
We breathe new life into forgotten moments and uncover the faces of the past
This is a sentimental project about remembering the past. We observe history through photographs and videos frozen in time to reconnect with how life was lived in the past. Get to know your ancestors, fathers, mothers and family. Learn about your neighbours, friends and lost acquaintances. Discover the stories of their lives and research the past to see how they lived. The creators of this project are Nela Gudelj and Hrvoje Juvančić.
These films were recorded without sound on 16 mm film reels for news reports in the 1960’s. And while they were being played live on television, the newscaster would read the news report. This material from the second half of the 1960’s was also researched for the program “Years to Remember”.
See how the legendary town of Gospić looked during the second half of the 1960’s, by browsing through these old film clips. The town appears to be packed with people and full of life. See if you can spot someone you know.
Do you recognize anyone? Let us know who you see in these images that capture the busy urban life in Rijeka at the end of the 1960’s.
This small picturesque town in southern Dalmatia is located on the northwestern coast of the Pelješac peninsula in the Dubrovnik and Neretva County. Trpanj was once home to fishermen and farmers. Have a look at how it once was along the seafront. Maybe you’ll see a familiar face on some old 16 mm film reels.
Hvar is one of the most beautiful islands on the Adriatic sea. And it’s just as popular today as it was at the end of the 1960’s. Besides admiring the interesting fashions worn at the time by passersby, perhaps you’ll recognize a familiar face from the past. Share your stories with us.