Samizdat

Direction
Year 
1972
Country
  • Czech Republic 
Runtime
11min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

While on a trip with Ivan M. Jirous, Jan Ságl came across several dozen metal printers’ plates hanging out in the open landscape. A much-needed product in samizdat circles, the plates were being used to scare away birds. The film shows a sun-drenched landscape with scattered silver points arranged in random constellations like some kind of land-art. It is loosely inspired by Zorka Ságlová landscape interventions, which Jan Ságl regularly helped to realize and document in his photographs, and in which a large role is played by the juxtaposition of the landscape with objects of a more geometric nature.

Details

  • Original Title
    Samizdat
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Jan Ságl
  • Editing
    Jan Ságl
  • Runtime
    11 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
    1972
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2016

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