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Slavko Martinov

Director, Writer

Motivated by a major health scare, Slavko Martinov decided to make films. He began by devoting years to a film that attacked Western propaganda, but was itself disguised as a piece of North Korean propaganda. Since being loaded onto YouTube in 2012, Propaganda has continued to fool many viewers. Martinov went on to make acclaimed documentary Pecking Order, about the world of bird breeding. Like Propaganda, it was invited to a number of global festivals. Martinov has also directed two documentaries for television: The Nip Tuck Trick, on plastic surgery, and One 16th, about a man capitalising on his Māori heritage. 

...I knew I'd have to do something different, something that hadn't been done before. Something subversive, something provocative. Maybe even a whole new genre. Slavko Martinov on making his first film Propaganda, in a 2012 Tedx speech