USA, 2010, 15 min
Jacob Griswold, Javi Aitor Zubizarreta
High up in the hills of Idaho, USA. Immigrants earn their wages in solitude as the quiet caretakers of thousand of serene sheep.
Director, Camera, Edit: Jacob Griswold, Javi Aitor Zubizarreta
Griswold and Zubizarreta were born in 80´s in USA. They studied at the Notre Damme University of Utah. Artzainak is their first film.
Production: Griswold an Zubizarreta Productions, Spain
Language of dialogues: English, Spanish
Language of subtitles: Czech, English
Czech Republic, 2010, 26 min
Věra Fialová was born at the end of the First World War as the out-of-wedlock child of a Czech woman and a Polish man, a Russian prisoner of war. In an old suitcase she keeps her old letters and pictures from the First and Second World Wars. Her memoirs, accompanied by songs from her family repertoire, capture the "small history" - the life story of an "ordinary woman" against the backgraound of the great historical events of the 20th century.
An edited document taken as part of ethnological field research in 2007 and 2009. The Film was produced as part of the research project of the Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. Prague "Cultural Identity and Cultural Regionalism in the Process of Shaping European Ethnic Patterns" (reg. number AV0Z90580513).
The director Jiřina Kosíková (*1952) works as ethnologist at the Institute of Ethnology at the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. Prague - Department Brno. Specialisation: Visual Anthropology. Use of video recording as an ethnological field research method and technique.
Production:Institute of Ethnology at the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Veveří 97, 602 00 Brno
Edit and script: Petr Baran
Camera: Jiřina Kosíková
Language of dialogues: Czech
Language of subtitles: English
Czech Republic, 2010, 25 min
The compatriotic village of Holuboje was founded in the so called Bessarabia (part of today’s Moldavia) by Czech colonists in 1864. Holuboj compatriots managed to preserve aspects of their language and folk culture, often long forgotten in the Czech Republic, in the manifold national variety of this region. The most extraordinary of all is the folk band which has continuously functioned here for incredible 146 years and which has various Czech songs in its repertoire.
Despite these folk singularities, local people are afflicted with the same problems as all the people of the isolated and poor Moldavia. The decline in economics, disintegration of agricultural co-operatives and everyday existential problems endanger the existence of this folk band. The author of the film introduces four protagonists, inhabitants of Holuboj, who provide an insight into the past and present lives of compatriots in Moldavia.
Director, production, camera, edit: Martin Šmoldas
Martin is a student of Social Anthropology at the University of Pardubice. He is interests in the field in Moldova.
Language of dialogues: Czech
Language of subtitles: No subtitles