Peace to You All

Mir vam

The Maidan revolution, the annexation of Crimea, and the ensuing civil war: after a period of relative serenity, the “big history” seems to have moved closer to Slovakia’s borders again as these events are happening right in our own back yard and several reporters from Slovakia have brought invaluable testimony about them.
A documentary road-movie from East Ukraine, shot by young photographer and cameraman Juraj Mravec, is an important report on the state of a country that has changed into a war zone. Interwoven with impressive black-and-white photographs and accompanied by a subjective daily-like narration, its storyline focuses primarily on the consequences of war. The fleeting portraits of Donbas residents are composed into a mosaic of ruin and fear but also of human vitality, ability to survive and rejoice over everyday things the war has not yet taken away from them – just like their faith in a better future.

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  • Runtime:
    67 min.
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  • Director:
    Juraj Mravec
  • Screenplay:
    Juraj Mravec
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Pavol Pekarčík
  • Music:
    Milan Osadský, Boris Vereš
  • Editor:
    Peter Morávek
  • Production:
    All4films, RTVS, Punkchart films
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  • Festivals:
    Jeden svet 2016


13.11.2016 15:30 Kino Lumière (K2)

About the Director:

Juraj Mravec

Juraj Mravec (1987, Levice, Slovakia) graduated from the Camera and Photography Studio at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. As a photographer, he covered some of the most important news events at home and abroad between 2008 and 2016 (e.g. Ukrainian crisis, migration crisis, or Slovak prisons). In the “reportage” category, he won 2nd place at Czech Press Photo in 2014 and 2015 and 1st place at Slovak Press Photo in 2015. As a cameraman, he has worked on several documentary films. Peace to You All (Mir vam) is his debut as a director.