FARMERS, THE (SEDLACI)
THE FARMERS (SEDLACI) (Czech Republic, 2006, 58 min.)
United States Premiere Contrasting the lives of Czech farmers under two political regimes and spanning two millennia, this film examines the strength of the farmers’ bond to the soil. Eleven years ago director Alena Cincerová explored the stories of farmers whose land was restored to them following the downfall of communism and examined the tradition of the land being handed down from generation to generation. In this film, she returns to the farmers to see how they are doing today. Are they full of enthusiasm about farming or are they discouraged and disaffected? Are they still struggling to overcome the obstacles left over from communism or do they now have prosperous farms? Her report compares new film footage with eleven-year-old archival material to explore what it means to be a farmer. In Czech with English subtitles. Directed by Alena Cincerová.
Introduced by a representative of the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Discussion with filmmaker Alena Cincerová.
Preceded by the short film THE FRIDGE.
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