ENCOUNTERS: YOUNG ARTS FROM CENTRAL EUROPE. "OTHER WORLDS"

Date: 
March 7, 2007 - 19:00 - 21:30
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Auditorium
Event type: 
Event audience: 
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)

OTHER WORLDS (documentary, 2006, in Slovak with English subtitles, 75 min., dir: Marko Škop)

Šariš, in the East of Slovakia is a very specific border region between Eastern and Western Europe. The territory in the foothills of Eastern Carpathians has always been strongly traditional but also a crazy mix, "little Babylon" of a place. This documentary tries to track down the globalizing process and the effect it has on the individual lives and stories of people. The film depicts six different characters and changes in their communities. They are Šarišans, Ruthenians, Jews, Gypsies, but also young people with no particular or special identity, with no attempt to specify their uniqueness. The filmmakers try to show the end of the traditional diversity, and search for the beauty of the original, the authentic, the interesting and the individual. Partners: Slovak Institute, Budapest, International Visegrad Fund