A Year in a Village
One village ● One family ● One year
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Documentary Film Festival Acampadoc Panamá 2020
Petr Smělík, the film director, explained that the idea of the documentary arose with a question that every inhabitant of the interior of any country -like him- asks themselves at a certain moment in life: Do we stay to live in the town or do we emigrate to the capital? And the answer is almost always the second option and for a very specific reality: it is in capital cities where there is more opportunity for education and employment. For this very reason, ''A Year in a Village'' is significant: because it shows that, despite the distance and the need, the human being is who he has always been.
“I’m fascinated by documentary filmmaking mostly for its ability to carry viewers to worlds they wouldn’t be able to visit otherwise. The most important goal of my creative process is to capture the life that surrounds us honestly and truly, yet with a strong audiovisual emphasis.
I’m a documentary filmmaker from the Czech Republic who makes people smile and think by filming stories about men from villages, be they light-hearted stories or serious stories about dedication – stories that are true and inspiring.
The documentary ‘A year in a village’ is my first as a director. I’ve been working as an editor and music director for about 15 years. I work mostly for Czech television, but also for independent production companies.”
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