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SECOND VIOLIN, the different amongst us

In the Old city center of Ljubljana there is operating the inn, apparently no different from the rest. The content is the one that makes it special! In The second violin serve people with special needs ...
The second violin raises awareness, that possibility of employment is the right of every individual, including persons with disabilities, who may also be a useful part of society!

  • Maja Pavlin
    ŠUTO ORIZARI - obljubljena dežela, GUČA - srce Balkana, SEM CIGAN - Prekmurski Romi, ROMSKI VSAKDAN - življenje neke romske družina, NEIRA - številka v sistemu
  • Maja Pavlin
  • Saša Grmek
  • Saša Grmek
  • Igor Nardin
    Graphic designer
  • Dame Tomoski
  • Maja Pavlin
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    DRUGA VIOLINA, drugačnost med nami
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    29 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 EUR
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  • Rose D'Or nomination in Arts & Specials 2004 for documentary film THE HEART OF THE BALKAN
  • Rose D'Or nomination in Arts & Specials 2005 for documentary film SUTO ORIZARI
Director Biography - Maja Pavlin

Born on 29.08.1973 in Ljubljani.

Self employed in culture since 2005.

Since 1999 until now - freelance journalist, screenwriter, director and editor of music shows and documentary films on TV Slovenia;

Since 1999 until 2004 – co-creating TV music show SATURDAY FEVER as a TV host, journalist and music news editor.

In 2005 I created a music news weekly broadcast ARRHYTMIA - the only infotainment dedicated to alternative music on TV SLO. I am still part of it as an editor, director and screenwriter.

Since 2011 until now – an editor of concert production ARRHYTHMIC CONCERT PORTRAITS (we realized approx. 50 studio and terrain concerts of multi genre Slovenian bands and musicians.)

DOCUMENTARY WORK (screenwriter and director):
My documentary films are mostly focused on social and music themes ...

y. 2003, THE HEART OF THE BALKAN - GUČA (40:00): music documentary - Serbian trumpet phenomenon
- Festival Rose d'Or 2004, Switzerland: nomination in cat. ARTS & SPECIALS.

y. 2004, 20 years of DRUGA GODBA (30:00): the history of Slovenian world-music festival

y. 2004, ŠUTO ORIZARI, promised land (60:00): splendor and misery of Roma life in Europe's largest Roma village in Macedonia at the time of Romani marriages with gypsy music queen - Esma Redžepova.
- Festival Rose d'Or 2005, Switzerland: nomination in cat. ARTS & SPECIALS.
- Slovenian Media Award GONG 2005 – a special award for creative work.

y. 2005, WILD HEARTS (55:00): you can also live your dreams with cerebral palsy. A story about wishes, hope, joy, love and disappointment of adolescent - an everyday life of a youngster but Uroš is attached to a wheelchair with cerebral palsy...

y. 2006, 30 years of ROCK OTOČEC (40:00): music documentary about history of Slovenian rock festival.

y. 2006, I AM A GYPSY, Romani from Prekmurje (40:00): An integration of Roma people on North of Slovenia thru a portrait of a little Romani boy with a big dream - to become a popular football player.
- FESTIVAL DoKMa 2007, MB – competition program

y. 2010, EVERYDAY LIFE OF THE ROMANI: LIFE OF A ROMANI FAMILY (30:00): A day of 10-member Roma family in Bela Krajina - the Roma people on the edge of civilization on South of Slovenia.

y. 2012, NEIRA, a number in the system (30:00): irreparable consequences of foster care system in Slovenia.

y. 2015, SECOND VIOLIN, diversity among us (30:00): successful integration of persons with disabilities in everyday life

y. 2016, CHARLATAN MAGNIFIQUE, 1. in 2.del (83:00): music documentary - a portrait of Magnifico
- two nominations on NICE IFF 2017 for BEST STORY and BEST EDITING OF A DOCUMENTARY

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