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IN PRODUCTION…

TEKMA (COMPETITION) – documentary film

trailer: https://vimeo.com/301532356/843d87a56f

Mišo, a member of a Roma voluntary Fire brigade, who recently converted from Christianity to Islam is striving with his fellow firefighters to become equal to other firefighters brigade and integrate into Slovenian society.

production: SAGAR KOLEKTIV
producer: Miha Mohorič
executive producer: Ana Žekar
director, script, dop:  Miha Mohorič
camera, script: Tina Glavič Novak

film is so-financed by SLOVENIAN FILM CENTER

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Synopsis

The film features 26-year-old Mišo, who is a proud volunteer firefighter of the Roma Firefighters brigade Pušca, a small community in the North-east Slovenia. He is a husband of Mirsada and a father of two small children. Despite the opposition of Mirsada’s family that is of Muslim background, Mirsada and Mišo got married. In hopes that he would be accepted by her family, he converted from Christianity to Islam. He has been an active member of the Pušca voluntary firefighter association since its very beginning. Next to his family, membership in the fire brigade means everything to him. He is struggling with his fellow firemen to become as efficient and recognized as the other Slovenian firefighting associations are. Besides that, he is also struggling his own personal issues, to prove himself as a brave firefighter, which is sometimes not easy.
Most of the equipment owned by Pušca firefighter is either worn out or obsolete. As a status symbol of every firefighting community in Slovenia, their fire truck, a Mercedes-Benz from 1977, presents one aspect of inequality that Roma firefighters and the Roma community as such is facing. While the Slovenian firefighters regularly change their equipment and their vehicles, Roma firemen must use what they have. Trying to prove themselves, they are attending the firefighter’s competitions, but most of the time end up the last. As Roma people in Slovenia, they are not only struggling to be integrated as a group, but also as individuals. Mišo is experiencing a personal identity transformation; as a member of the Roma community in the Slovenian society, as a Roma firefighter who wants equality, and as someone who is changing his personal religious identity. The film shows all the challenges that Mišo must face and how his transformation affects his personal life and the lives of his loved ones.

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IN DISTRIBUTION…

ODE TO CAMEL (ODA KAMELI)
Documentary film, 12 min, 2018, Slovenia, Western Sahara

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Director: Miha Mohoric
Script: Tina Glavič Novak, Toni Poljanec, Miha Mohoric
Editor: Toni Poljanec
Color grading: Luka Orel
Production: Sagar Kolektiv
Coproduction: Hupa Brajdič produkcija

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Synopsis
In a world flooded with information people became more and more immune to sad and unfair stories of refugees and people in need. Ode to Camel talks about human emphaty that is fading in the world of mass media. Will the camel be able to bring it back to life?

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Festivals and Awards
1.9.2018 – 7. International Documentary Film Festival DOKUDOC Maribor – Award: DOKUDOC Selected 2018

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»V tišini noči in ritmu narave, odhaja eno življenje, da bi se rešila druga. Intimno in bližnje, brez besed, ta odlična režijska miniatura pove mnogo več, kot nam prikazuje kamera. Preprosto, a močno avtorsko delo nas uči spoštovanja. To posvečeno dejanje izkaže več spoštovanja do svoje žrtve, kot ga mi eden do drugega.«

Oliver Sertić

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COPRODUCTIONS…

KITCHEN STORIES (ZGODBE IZ KUHINJE) in co-production with Staragara
Documentary film, 50 min, Russia 2020

trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s57_Z8jBSxw

director, script, DOP:  Miha Mohorič
camera: Nina Behek
producer: Miha Černec – STARAGARA
coproducers: RTV SLO & SAGAR KOLEKTIV

film is so-financed by SLOVENIAN FILM CENTER

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GUARDIANS OF CIVILIZATION (VARUHI CIVILIZACIJE) in co-production with Staragara
Documentary film, 50 min 38 sec, Iraq 2018

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directors:  Erik Valenčič & Miha Mohorič
producer: Miha Černec – STARAGARA
coproducers: RTV SLO & SAGAR KOLEKTIV & AUAF
editor: Martin Kastelic

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Logline:
A documentary film about the Iraqi Assyrians returning to their home towns after the destruction left by the ISIL invasion of Mosul in 2014.

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Synopsis:
Mr. Thabat’s family joined thousands of others fleeing their homes, settling as refugees in Ainkawa, Erbil’s predominantly Assyrian suburb. Mr. Thabat is one of the most renowned Iraqi artists. His son Nenos is determined to follow in his father’s footsteps. After the liberation of Bakhdeda in 2016 Mr. Thabat and Nenos visited their town and found it to be almost completely ruined. Their house was partly destroyed as well, but the family is nevertheless hoping to return home soon. Apart from rebuilding their house Mr. Thabat and Nenos intent to rebuilt all the statues and other art pieces destroyed in the recent years.
Mr. Thabat and Nenos are still refugees in Ankawa. Mr. Thabat is teaching art at a high school set up at one of the refugee camps and has an art programme Portrait at a local station Ishtar TV. His most dedicated student is his son Nenos, determined to follow in his father’s footsteps.

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