3YES3

DOCUMENTARY

It's good
to be me

Two Persons

Two Generations

Two Cultures

A trip around the World

A shared Love for Photography

And an Astronaut

It's good to be me - DOCUMENTARY

About

The theme of the documentary film “It’s good to be me” deals with the art of photography, but also tells an odd story about how the love of photography brought two seemingly incompatible people together. At the same time, through the relationship of two people, of different cultures and generations, we show photography as one particular, magical and intimate act of the one behind the lens and the one in front of it.

“Landscape without a subject to me is almost like a dead image. I make it alive by putting a subject in. I like to create images not just to take them. I like to interact with the subject. I like to direct.”
Bojan Bjedov (34), Serbia – Protagonist

“As a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother I have fulfilled my role and my dreams. But that wasn’t enough for me to be happy. I wanted to continue to travel, to explore, to meet new people. To be creative and to be who I am. Some people think it’s marvelous, some people think it’s crazy. But this is who I am and this is my life!”
Liliana Gumilang Oma (85), Indonesia – Protagonist

It's good to be me - DOCUMENTARY

Protagonists - about each other

Bojan about Oma
Oma Lily is an amazing lady who I met 5 years ago and had a chance to photograph on one of my journeys. Since then, we travelled together on some cool places around the World and we did some fun photo series. Oma is now 85 years old and full of energy for life and fashion. Most of the outfits that she is wearing for the photoshoots, she has designed herself or some of them we have collected on the journeys which were authentic to the place we visited.

Oma about Bojan
When I first met him, I didn’t know who he was. But when I saw his work, I was shocked. You can be a photographer, but this guy is something else. He has talent, and I admire people who have talent.

It's good to be me - DOCUMENTARY

Technical details

Original title: It’s good to be me
Duration: 49′ 42”
Original language: English
Subtitles: English, Serbian

Shooting format: HD
Sound: 5.1, 2.0
Screening format: DCP, BlueRay, mp4

Director: Zlatko Zlatković
Screenwriter: Duška Latas
Cinematographer: Zlatko Zlatković
Editor: Zlatko Zlatković
Color correction: Darko Maletin
Sound designer: Aleksandar Vaci – Šaca
Music: Aleksandar Vaci – Šaca
Producer: Duška Latas
Co-producer: Bojan Bjedov, Zlatko Zlatković
Production: ZID produkcija, Serbia in co-production with Bojan Bjedov photography, Indonesia and 3YES3, Serbia

Financed by: Film center Serbia, City of Novi Sad

It's good to be me - DOCUMENTARY

Director's note

Age can be a new beginning. This is proved by the heroine of our movie. And for us, the inspiration for the film was certainly this quote from a great photographer.

“I like photographing women who appear to know something of life. I recently did a session with a great beauty, a movie star in her thirties. I photographed her twice within three weeks and the second time I said: “You’re much more beautiful today than you were three weeks ago.” And she replied: “But I’m also three weeks older.”
Helmut Newton, White Women

Ageism is stereotyping and/or discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. This may be casual or systematic. The term was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler to describe discrimination against seniors, and patterned on sexism and racism. Butler defined “ageism” as a combination of three connected elements. Among them were prejudicial attitudes towards older people, old age, and the aging process; discriminatory practices against older people; and institutional practices and policies that perpetuate stereotypes about elderly people.

Our protagonist Oma breaks down all stereotypes.

It's good to be me - DOCUMENTARY

Trailer

A woman in her late eighties celebrates life through photography.