26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Stingl - Little Big Okima
director: Steve Lichtag
original title: Stingl – Malý velký Okima
country: Czech Republic
running time: 89 min.
synopsisThe documentary portrait of the world-famous traveler, the most translated Czech writer and the only Czech chief of an Indian tribe, Miloslav Stingl, is an adventurous journey presenting the life of an extraordinary personality. It is also a journey of Stingl’s biographer and monograph author Adam Chroust into the unexplored corners of Stingl’s extraordinary, obsessive and lonely life. 286 unpacked suitcases, archival films and photographs are a monument to his romantic exploration of unknown cultures and corners in an age of global oversaturation with images.
"The phenomenal Stingl has always been a completely impractical man at his core. He was only interested in scientific discoveries, travel stories and plans for further expeditions of discovery." (Steve Lichtag)
biographySteve Lichtag (1954) graduated from the Literary Conservatory in Brno, and he worked as an actor in film and television in his early years. In 1979 he emigrated to the USA and then he started making internationally acclaimed nature documentaries. He has been behind many projects and activities for the protection of flora and fauna.
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|producer:||Steve Lichtag, Adam Chroust|
|script:||Adam Chroust, Steve Lichtag|
|photography:||Vojtěch Nedvěd, Ondřej Hošek, Marek Dobrovič, Anna Kozlova|