“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.
Village of Socks // Satul sosetelor (Orig.)
2006 / Germany, Romania / 78 min
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A patient camera chronicles the Transylvanian village of Viscri slowly extricating itself from poverty typical to the outskirts of the European union in an original way: by the means of sock making. The trade continues a centuries-old handicraft tradition rejuvenated by the conditions of global export. This is the hope of a German businessman who has turned a part of the village where cows cross muddy streets into a large manufacture. In a relaxed way, the directors capture the lives of the people in harmony with the serene beauty of the surrounding landscape to depict its change in details of everyday scenes.
|Dir. of Photography||Valentin Popescu, Artchil Khetagouri, Nikola Wirwich|
|Music||Romanian Folks Music|
|Tags||globalization, observational, rural society, social issues|
|Production||S.C. ART DOC SRL|