The Border received the Between the Seas Award for Best East European Documentary Film at the Jihlava IDFF and it was selected for the New Docs section out of more than 1200 submissions. Congratulations.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2010
Dates: April 8 - 11, 2010
The Border (Hranica, Jaro Vojtek, 2009)
Slovakia, 72 min.
During the night of August 30, 1946, the village of Slemence on the eastern European border, was divided by the Red Army into two parts. One part, Veľké Slemence, remained in Slovakia [former Czechoslovakia]; the other part was renamed Malé Slemence and became a part of Ukraine [in the former Soviet Union]. The absurdly demarked border, similar to the famed Berlin Wall, divides estates, the cemetery, and closest families up to this day. This documentary pictures the bitter experience of people from Slemence, who dream of the opening of the most closely-watched border of the European Union.