“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.
The Old Believers // Starověrci (Orig.)
2001 / Czech Republic / 47 min
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This film, made over a period of five years, documents the life of strongly religious people living in the Danube Delta region of Romania. We learn the story of their journey from Russia in 17th century, bringing their religion and language with them. It is amazing that it took five years to complete the film; equally remarkable is the filmmakers' approach and their understanding of the distinctly different rhythm of life. We witness the everyday life and work of local people, their rituals - a sort of inward journey, with the knowledge that eternity triumphs over the present.
|Dir. of Photography||Jaromír Kačer|
|Sound||Jaroslav Jehlička, Petr Bohatý, Michal Janoušek, Jiří Mergl, Pavel Sádek|
|Tags||long-term observation, religion, rituals, rural society, traditions|
Min.de la CultureMuchchen Int.Doc festival 2002
Goettingen Ethnographic FF 2002
Karlovy Vary 2002
Telluride FF 2002
Margared Mead New York 2002 USA
Ghet DFF 2003
Minneapolis FF 2003
Adelaide IFF 2003
Alter-native FF Turgu Mures Romania 2004
Ecumenic Filmaward - Mannheim-Heidelberg 2001 ...
Ecumenic Filmaward - Mannheim-Heidelberg 2001
Prix Mario Ruspoli - Paris Bilan du film Ethnographique 2002
Don Quixote prize FICC - Krakow DFF 2002
Prize for Doc.Film - Swedish ICF 2003
Best Int.Doc - Premio Bizzari 2003