No Pardon

FAST FORWARD 2022 / Projections:
14/12/2022 / 19:00 / Montenegrin Cinematheque / Podgorica
12/12/2022 / 18:00 / Cinema Boka / Kotor
14/12/2022 / 11:40 / Gymnasium Panto Mališić / Berane

Aleksandar Reljić / Serbia / 2022 / 63′

Director: Aleksandar Reljić
Screenplay: Aleksandar Reljić
Editor: Ivana Pejak
Music: Mihajlo Obrenov
Production: Core Dox
Co-production: BIRN Srbija, Awakenings Film, SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency)
Producers: Aleksandar Reljić, Dragana Obradović, Rajko Božić


At the beginning of 2020, the arrests of pedophiles, politicians and other public figures were pompously announced in all media. Instead of them, on the 28th of January, the police arrested fashion photographer, stylist and DJ from Novi Sad, Srđan Švelj. Before the official arrest, the media had already announced that Šveljo was a “pedophile”, who “raped, pimped, drugged and photographed boys for pornographic purposes”. The tabloids called him a monster and a predator and published his image on the front pages. They went so far as to call on the judges to give him the maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. Although the prosecution in Novi Sad filed an indictment in which none of the charges were related to pedophilia, the public could not find out, because the trial was closed. The man’s life and reputation were destroyed, and the announced arrests of pedophile politicians have not happened to date.


Aleksandar Reljić is a journalist and the author of numerous television documentaries, which mainly dealt with the topics of the culture of memory, war crimes, protection of human rights, xenophobia, etc. He is the author of the documentary-educational program of Radio Television of Vojvodina, and for two years he was the responsible editor of that newsroom. His film Enkel (Grandson) received several domestic and foreign awards and was nominated for the Best European Documentary Film of the Year 2018 at the Prix Europa Festival in Berlin. Since 2019, he has been running the independent film production company Core Dox from Novi Sad.


  • Rab Film Festival 2022 (Croatia)
  • International Queer Film Festival Merlinka 2022 (Serbia)
  • Free Zone Film Festival 2022 (Serbia)