28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Mikoláš Arsenjev
original title: Sekáč
country: Czech Republic
running time: 27 min.
synopsisDavid Vostrovský is a professional reaper. With his sharpened scythe and years of experience, he participates in international grass cutting tournaments and teaches his craft to others. The film is a probe into this unusual hobby and an alternative lifestyle in the bosom of nature, which the reaper shares with his two adult children.
“The relationship between humankind and nature is fading; it's becoming a cliché.”
Source: Český rozhlas
biographyMikoláš Arsenjev (born 1994) graduated in film science and continued on in his studies at the Department of Documentary Film at FAMU. His environmentally-themed student film Czechia Deforested (2020) was screened at the Ji.hlava IDFF and won an award at the ecoFest in Písek. His film After the Silence Was Broken (2023) follows the initiative Ne!musíš to vydržet.
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