Private Project


... Centuries ago when people still believed in dragons and when Valvazor, our great scholar and member of the British Royal Society wrote about the proteus as of the “dragon’s baby”, clean and clear water was running through the karst caves and people scooped and drank it. But since then many things have changed. There are many more people and they no longer believe in dragons. The underground waters are no longer clean. People have been discharging nitrates and phosphates, pesticides and innumerable pharmaceutical products into these waters. Today these are the true dragons that haunt the underground waters ...

  • Ciril Mlinar Cic
  • Ciril Mlinar Cic
  • Ciril Mlinar Cic
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    18,000 EUR
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  • Student Project:
  • 6th Speleo Film Festival Karlovac
    September 24, 2016
    2nd prize
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  • Ciril Mlinar Cic
    Country: Slovenia
Director Biography - Ciril Mlinar Cic

I do video, film and photography as well as underwater exploration and karst caves exploration. I make primarily natural history films, along with scripts and directing. I specialize in underwater and cave photo- graphy as well as video and film. I am the author of films, TV programmes, multivision, and numerous publications, especially in the field of underwater and cave world. I was the first to film the proteus and numerous cave animals in their natural environment. Out of my rich opus of films and pictures of nature I composed a series of short films that represent the entire underwater and cave world of Slovenia. I introduce the less known and newly discovered environments to school children and students as well as to wider audience of all generations in live image, lectures and projections. Presentations are being currently upgraded as Cicfilm produces new films all the time.

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