1 | MEDIA Development
2005 I Rattle Up, My Boys I documentary I SP I EUR 15,000
The film forms part of a European series entitled European Roots, focusing on European music, folk traditions and folk culture. The documentary is a unique study of men’s sword dances, a tradition that is still alive in many European countries. The author combines as yet unpublished film shots taken by František Pospíšil, a Moravian ethnologist, in the 1920s, and contemporary reality. Exploring distant regions that are rather overlooked by tourists, he tries to find an answer to the question of why sword dances have been able to keep their unique character for hundreds of years in spite of the unified Europe of the 21st century.
Director: Petr Hajn
Budget: EUR 71,000
Direct Film was established in 1992 as one of the first independent production companies in Moravia. Since the very beginning, it has cooperated with Czech Television, dealing mainly with documentaries and TV music programmes. One part of its production is also dedicated to foreign projects and commercial projects. For instance, a DVD of the Slovak jazzman Peter Lipa and a unique recording of a concert of Buena Vista Social Club’s Ibrahim Ferrer were made in its studio. I Direct Film is also a leading producer of educational films for all types of schools, with customers in many European countries.
Selected Credits and Awards
|Avishai Cohen||music programme||2005||dir. Petr Hajn|
|Ibrahim Fererr||music programme||2004||dir. Petr Hajn|
|Moravian Carnival||documentary||2002||dir. Petr Hajn|
|Solstice||fiction, music programme||2001||dir. Petr Hajn|
|What I Confess to||documentary||2000||dir. Petr Hajn|
|| Golden Rembrandt Award Nomination, Amsterdam|
|Workshop of the Soul||documentary||1998||dir. Petr Hajn|
|| FITES Prize – Pierot 1998|
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