ČR, 2012, 43 min
Kateřina Bubeníčková & Lenka Vochocová
The documentary follows the invasion of inquisitive filmmakers-cum-agroturists in Gerník, a Czech village in the Romanian province of Banát. Members of the team of the Prague-based NGO Inventura, co-authors of the documentary Earthlings, who will you vote for?, travelled to Banát to create a portrait both of a village dying out and of an anthropologist who fights with romantic fantasies about Czech villages in this locality. Is the village, which is being abandoned by whole families who leave for allegedly better life in the Czech Republic, a paradise on Earth, a fully preserved countryside of the 19th century? What do those who stayed think and what were their reasons? How do new media and wind farms fit into the idealized image of the traditional agrarian region?
Kateřina Bubeníčková and Lenka Vochocová work for NGO called „Inventura“. The main aim of this NGO is try to change public ideas about life of people with mental disability and try to integrate these people to the public via visible of their art work.
Director: Kateřina Bubeníčková & Lenka Vochocová
Production: o.s. Inventura
Language of dialogues:Czech
Language of subtitles:Czech
Italy, 2011, 52 min
Claudia Palazzi & Clio Sozzani
Sometimes apparently normal people hide extraordinary and important stories. Roba comes from a remote pastoralist Ethiopian village. Belonging to the Karrayu clan, he grew up among the herders and his path of life was a matter of tradition. However, his passion for school will conduct him through a series of amazing events: the escape to the Capital city, the family conflict, the internal doubts and the hope for reconciliation, a terrible drought in the Karrayu lands, the loneliness of the city life, an unexpected journey to Italy, the death of his brother killed in an ethnic conflict, and finally the coronation of a big dream.
Jeans and Martó reveals the complexity of the „Ethiopia of the new milenium“, constricted between modernity and tradition, pastoralist and urban lifestyle, old and new generations who struggle to adapt to such a rapid transformation. Roba´s unique and privileged point of view provides a new way of considering a very burning issue of present time, namely how tradition and modernity could possibly work together in building a better future.
Claudia Palazzi - sociologist and film maker. In 2005 she directed two documentaries ("In Benito´s land. Predappio" and "Memories of Crespi d´Adda"), selected in internationl festivals. Since 2006, she follows the scriptwriting of various projects for different Italian production companies. She also collaborates in cinema production such as Lucky red and janus international. In 2008 she started writing and working as Director Assistant in several documentary series focused on modern society and culure, broadcasted in main National Channels.
Clio Sozzani - Anthropologist and film maker. Since 2005 she is working as film director and scripwriter for different international production companies and no profit organization, mainly in Italy, Senegal and Ethiopia. Together with Claudia Palazzi, she wrote the script of a 52 minute film on women´s entrepreneurship, winner of the funding of the Italian Film Commission and directed two 26 minutes social documentaries that participated at Leipzig, milan, Rome, Venice Film Festivals. She is now developing web documentary for Slow Food.
Director: Claudia Palazzi & Clio Sozzani
Language of dialogues:Amharis/ Omoro
Language of subtitles: English, Czech
Launching of film, awards:
Awarded best documentary at CINESTRAT 2011 in Spain
Winner of the "Babel" and "Trenord" Prizes and of a Special Mention at the XXII African, Asian and Latin American Film festival in Milan (2012)
CZ, 2011, 29 min
Matadors vs guardians of the animal rights, tradition vs animal rights. The movie is dealing with both sides of point of view on this conflikt, which relates to corrida-famous spanish phenomenon.
Petr Kotrla graduated in medial studies and journalism at Masaryk University, Czech Republic. This movie was part of his thesis. Since 2007 he has work in Czech Television as editor, director a script writer.
Director: Petr Kotrla
Production: Petr Kotrla
Language of dialogues: Spain
Language of subtitles: Czech