Documentary films

SYNOPSIS (ENG)
She carves canyons, fertilizes fields, creates playgrounds, nesting grounds and deep pools. People drink her water, write poems about her, harness her energy, and fight over her. The Sava River is a liquid connection between 4 countries and countless ecosystems. Float alongside four mischievous kayakers as they paddle across Slovenia getting to know the Sava’s wild past, dark history, and uncertain future.

Idea: Rok Rozman
Director: Rožle Bregar
Producer: Rok Rozman
Camera: Rožle Bregar & Mitja Legat
Editor: Denis Artač
Music composer: Janez Dovč
Music: Brencl Banda, Le Serpentine, Katalena
Illustrations: Maja Poljanc
Animations: Mitja Legat & Toni Stanovnik
Production: Leeway Collective
Co-production: Vizualist & LegitFilms
Made possible by: NRS | Pyranha Kayaks | Ortlieb

FILM COMING IN SUMMER 2022

SINOPSIS (SLO)
Izrezuje kanjone, prinaša rodovitno prst, ustvarja brzice, gnezdišča in globoke tolmune. Ljudje pijejo njeno vodo, je navdih za pesmi in prepire ter vir energije. Reka Sava je tekoča povezava med štirimi državami in neštetimi ekosistemi. Pridružite se štirim pojavnim kajakašem, medtem ko veslajo prek Slovenije in spoznavajo njeno divjo preteklost, temno zgodovino in negotovo prihodnost.

Ideja: Rok Rozman
Režiser: Rožle Bregar
Producent: Rok Rozman
Kamera: Rožle Bregar & Mitja Legat
Montažer: Denis Artač
Skladatelj glasbe: Janez Dovč
Music: Brencl Banda, Le Serpentine, Katalena
Ilustracije: Maja Poljanc
Animiranje: Mitja Legat & Toni Stanovnik
Produkcija: Leeway Collective
Koprodukcija: Vizualist & LegitFilms
Omogočeno s pomočjo: NRS | Pyranha Kayaks | Ortlieb

FILM PRIHAJA POLETI 2022

 

Our biggest and most successful film so far that won 13 festival awards. It has subtitles in 11 languages, was shown at 39 film festivals and in 34 countries all around the world.

The Balkan Peninsula is home to Europe’s last wild rivers. With abundant wildlife, incredible whitewater and healthy, intact ecosystems, these rivers are The Undamaged–clean, pristine, and undammed. But the threat of thousands of hydroelectric dams planned or under construction in the Balkans mean these ancient rivers are at risk of being destroyed forever. The Undamaged is a powerful and inspiring journey of a group of kayakers who travel from Slovenia to Albania, exploring the impacts of hydro dams from a seat of a kayak. Along the way they kayak 23 rivers in 6 countries and organize 17 protests, joining forces with locals fighting for their rivers while experiencing rich Balkan cultures still deeply connected to rivers. The Undamaged is a story of exploration, discovery and resistance and leaves viewers with the inspiration to act, the courage to stand up against injustice, and the motivation to fight for Europe’s last pockets of wilderness.

The Undamaged was created by a group of friends under the umbrella of Balkan River Defence, the movement run by the grassroots river conservation NGO Leeway Collective, that works with locals to protect Balkans rivers.

FESTIVAL AWARDS
People’s Choice Award, 12th BOFF, Slovenia, 2018
Honorable Mention – 13th Festival Gorniškega filma, Slovenia, 2019
Best Environmental Film, Paddling Film Festival, Canada, 2019
Best Documentary Film, Waterwalker Film Festival, Canada, 2018
Special Award, International Nature Film Festival Gödöllo, Hungary, 2019
Tatras National Park Award, Mountain Film Meetings Zakopane, Poland, 2019
Best Documentary Film, Swindon Independent Film Festival, UK, 2019
Best Ecological and Environment Film, Bosnia and Herzegovina Tourism FF, BiH, 2019
Audience Choice Award, Eugene Environmental Film Festival, USA, 2019
Directors Award, Zagreb Tour Film Festival, Croatia, 2019

Idea: Rok Rozman
Film directors: Rožle Bregar, Matic Oblak, Miha Avguštin
Cinematography: Rožle Bregar, Matic Oblak
Camera: Miha Avguštin
Editor: Svetlana Dramlić Jovičič
Music composer: Janez Dovč
Sound designer: Gašper Loborec
Visual identity & Illustration: Dalibor Kazija
Additional illustration: Bor Šparemblek
Producers: Rok Rozman, Matic Oblak
Additional footage: Gregor Šubic, Aljaž Oblak, Ilija Rajda Perić, Mitja Legat, Janez Kotar
Animations: Matic Oblak, Rožle Bregar, Dalibor kazija
Additional editors: Matic Oblak, Rožle Bregar
Assistant editor: Nuruzzaman Khan
Colorist: Rožle Bregar
Trailer editor: Denis Artač
Radio Presenter: Miha Šalehar – Radio Slovenia Val 202

Music
Accordion, double bass, piano, percussion, programming: Janez Dovč
Flute: Vasko Atanasovski
Acoustic guitar, leb steel guitar, vocal: Gregor Volk
Music sound design: Janez Križaj

Songs
One way ticket to Sava Dam – Simon Urbas
Splet pjesama iz Crne Gore – Etno grupa “Trag”
Big city woman Wacky Blues Professors – Prismojeni profesorji bluesa – Family
Kaba me klarinetë – Arben Topalli
Jovano Jovanke – Perpetuum Jazzile
Race me down the street – Wacky Blues Professors Family – Wacky Blues Professors
Lisica Katalena – Cvik Cvak (Dallas Records Slovenia)
Revolution is my solution – Magnifico

Archive footage
Izgradnja hidrocentrale “Mratinje”: Zvezda film
Dnevnik: RTV Slo, 16.4.2016

Archive photographs
Franklin protests: Book UpRiver;
The Wilderness Society Collection,
Peter Moore, Laurie Fraser,
Anka Makovec archive, John Mclaine
Kavčke: Gornjesavski muzej Jesenice

Translations
Veris d.o.o.

Additional Translations
Islam Kelmendi

Subtitles
Miha Avguštin

Photographer
Jan Pirnat

More info: www.balkanriverdefence.org/the-undamaged/


A documentary about the last free flowing river in Europe. Wilderness, free flowing river, species diversity, simple and loving people, exploring of the river valley, sleeping under the stars, whitewater kayaking and clear message why we have to fight for the rivers…

Produced and directed by: Nejc Miljak
Cinematography: Nejc Miljak
Photography: Anže Osterman

Made possible by: Patagonia www.patagonia.com

Generous support from
Save The Blue Heart Of Europe www.balkanrivers.net
Sandiline www.sandiline.com
Pyranha www.pyranha.com
Ortlieb www.ortlieb.com
Adventure Tehcnology www.atpaddles.com
Volkswagen Slovenia www.volkswagen.si

Music by
Josh Hoover – Silent Wonder
Tony Anderson – Dwell
Carolino – In the Darkness
Poni – Vjosa
Qualia – Theory Of Tides
Qualia – Syzygy

Festival screenings:
Adventure Film Festival Greece
Brescia Winter Festival
Environmental Film Festival Albania 2016

Festival awards:
Environmental Film Festival Albania 2016 – First Prize