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I will carry you to the sea side / Odnesel te bom na morje

Nina and Domen are a couple for three years. Nina is on a wheel chair, because she has cerebral palsy, which spasms her muscles. Domen survived severe traffic accident 18 years ago, which in a way also marked him for life. Both of them have a strong experience of survival and obstacles that are brought by physical injuries. They also know how it is to be different in the eyes of others who at the same time determine who or what is different. Ethnographic ilm with a big extent of intimacy takes the viewer through their relationship, with an emphasis on their first vacation at the sea side – first time alone, first time as a couple and first time as „everybody else“.

  • Manca Filak
    Zvonko and Ivanka, Captain and his Friday
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Odnesel te bom na morje
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 5, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Ljubljana
  • Asterfest
    Strumica, Macedonia
    May 2, 2013
    Silver horse shoe prize
  • Days of Ethnographic film
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    March 12, 2013
    European premiere
Director Biography - Manca Filak

Manca Filak finished her master degree at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia). She got a student Prešeren award for her Master thesis, based on a one-year ethnographic field work in Skopje, Macedonia. Since 2012 she’s active in the field of visual anthropology as an author of ethnographic films and documentaries shown at various film festivals around Europe and abroad. She is currently working as a Young Researcher at the Institute of Slovenian Ethnology, Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Ljubljana, Slovenia), where as a part of Audiovisual Laboratory she’s helping with the organization of Days of ethnographic film festival and Summer School of Visual Ethnography.


- Odnesel te bom na morje / I will carry you to the sea side (2012):
Days of Ethnographic Film Ljubljana (SI, 2013), Asterfest International Film Festival Strumica (MK, 2013) - Second prize SILVER horseshoe;
part of permanent exhibition I, we and others: Images of my world in Slovene Ethnographic museum (Ljubljana).

- Kapitan in njegov Petek / Captain and His Friday (2013):
Days of Ethnographic Film Ljubljana (SI, 2014), Festival of Ethnological Film Belgrade (SRB, 2014), Etnographic Film Festival Kratovo (MK, 2013)

- Zvonko in Ivanka / Zvonko and Ivanka (2015):
Etnofilm Festival Rovinj (HR, 2016) – SPECIAL MENTION, Festival of Ethnological Film Belgrade (SRB, 2016), Etnographic Film Festival Kratovo (MK, 2016), Days of Ethnographic Film Ljubljana (SI, 2017)

- MLADA NADA / Young Hopefuls (2016):
Grossman Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Ljutomer (SI, 2016), DOKUDOC International Documentary Film Festival Maribor (SI, 2016), Festival of independent film Ljubljana (SI, 2016), DORF Documentary festival of rock film (CRO, 2017)

- Заграбване на земята / Land Grabbing (2017):
Sjón International Film Festival Copenhagen (Denmark, 2018), International conference ORGANIC FARMING IN BULGARIA: MORE INNOVATIONS FOR BETTER RESULTS (Bulgaria, 2018), Sofia Biting Docs (Bulgaria, 2019).

- Lukomir, my home (2018)
Days of Ethnographic Film Ljubljana (SI, 2018), SEFF International Ethnographic Film Festival (CRO, 2018), NAFA Nordic Anthropological Film Association (ROM, 2018), Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival (USA, 2018), European Association of Social Anthropologists (Biennial Conference: Staying, Moving, Settling) (SWE, 2018), International festival of ethnological film (SRB, 2018), Kratovo ethnographic film festival (MK, 2018), Festival Gorniškega filma (SI, 2019), World Film Festival (EST, 2019), International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF): Track Changes: Reflecting on a Transforming World (ES, 2019), 7th Congress of the Portuguese Anthropological Association (APA) (PORT, 2019); ETNOFF (MK, 2019), Kathmandu Mountain Film Festival (NEPAL, 2019), GIEFF (GER, 2020) - MANFRED KRUGER STUDENT AWARD.

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