27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Iva Radivojević
original title: Utuqaq { ice that stays year after year }
country: United States
year: 2020
running time: 27 min.


An Eskimo poem from frozen plains blends with technological prose of a polar expedition. The endless white space, folded by ice, remembers the millions of years of evolution and decades of our negative effect on the planet. Crude and bewitchingly beautiful Arctic as a place of magic blending of languages, traditions, sounds and worlds. 
“The landscape is a symbol to be interpreted.” I. Radivojević
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Iva Radivojević is an American director with Yugoslav roots. She has studied 3D animation at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. In her highly original work, composed of fragments of thoughts, images, sounds, melodies and languages, she deals with the issues of identity (Evaporating Boarders, 2014) and belonging. 

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director: Iva Radivojević
cast: Aviaja Lyberth
producer: Thomas Lennon, Danielle Lessovitz, Patrick Stettner
photography: Iva Radivojevic
editing: Iva Radivojevic
sound: Kierin Rogers
sound Design: Sarah Enid Hagey
koproducent: Charlotte Cook
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