25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Paradise on Earth
director: Jaro Vojtek
original title: Raj na zemi
running time: 78 min.
synopsisAndrej Bán is a journalist and photographer who reports from areas in crises around the world, the likes of which include Kosovo, Georgia, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Haiti, where he constantly travels back and forth. A director of his decided to accompany him with a camera, and their intimate conversations intertwine throughout the film, revealing the reporter's internal professional and personal struggles. The documentary follows Andrej in cities destroyed by war or in refugee camps, during which it becomes clear that he's interested in a deeper look inside the causes of the confl icts as well as the oppressive situations their victims find themselves in.
“People forgotten by people. With photographer, publicist, and friend Andrej Bán we discover stories of people, who were forced to leave their homes.” J. Vojtek
biographySlovak documentary filmmaker Jaro Vojtek (1968) graduated from the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. His debut, My zdes (2005), was screened in the documentary competition at the Karlovy Vary IFF and won many other awards. In 2009, he won the award for Best Eastern European Documentary Film for his film Border.
more about film
|producer:||Zora Jaurová, Mátyás Prikler|
|script:||Marek Leščák, Jaro Vojtek|
|editing:||Peter Harum ASFS|