For the Macedonian film, as well as for most of the other films, XX century literary becomes the century of film creation and development. Ten years following the first projection in Grand Kafe in Paris, the Brothers Milton and Janaki Manaki, with their now already famouse Camera 300, which was bought in London from the “Urban” company, of the “bioscope” model (serial number 300), in the courtyard of their house in 1905 shot their first moving pictures, that were also first in the Balkans. As a matter of fact, the cornerstone of the Macedonian film history was the photo of their 114-old year grandmother Despina weaving with other woman from the family and the neighbourhood.
CAMERA THREE HUNDRED
The centuries are seen in the eye
on the mirror of warm wind
in white cloth on painted wall,
people see each other
in the time that passes
The step and the breathing are flame
in the soul the address is the Balkans:
before the attempt for the existence and the father-land
should be recorded with paint on clear field,
streets of heroism and rape grade
water of rich rivers and small squares.
Some weddings should be recorded
komita with gun in his hand,
sultan in a coach
and the people who greet each other
to record Consuls on a ball.
The history has the magic of silence,
of Bitola pride
call the master,
Excellency, just a moment!