Scene from the film Miners' Bread
Scene from the film Miners' Bread
Scene from the film Miners' Bread
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Miners' Bread

  • Slovakia
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In 1909 in the mining area around Rožňava one of the most modern mining factories in Europe was built. Almost 65 percent of the local people worked in the total of 17 mines. After communism collapsed the iron ore extraction was stopped being left with only one mining complex open. The film Miners’ Bread focuses on the inhabitants of Rakovnica, a village in Gemer, and through a series of portraits it provides a complex mental picture of the region converging in a belief that during communism people living there were happier and their lives were better.


  • Original Title
    Banícky chlebíček
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Ivo Miko, Rastislav Trizma, Roman Fábian
  • Editing
    Peter Harum
  • Music
    David Kollár
  • Sound
    Juraj Baláž, Peter Polák
  • Runtime
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Slovakia
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska a Positive film, s. r. o.
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