Miners in Yugoslavia used to be a very respected, even idolised profession. Their courage and hard work was taken as an example of what we could all become. Today forgotten by the public, and by the politicians, they work with equipment that is decades old, facing the chance of a tragedy every time they descend into the pit.
The film explores the metaphor of working in the dark, of ‘switching off’ in order to make it through the day. It provides us with a frame through which to observe life in Serbia today, the dissapearance of hope and belief in changes, and the resignation with which people are approaching the new reality.
Supported by the JAN VRIJMAN FUND in Amsterdam and the SERBIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE
Developed in GREENHOUSE 2010 - a Development of Documentary Films on the Theme of Racism & Human Rights
Director of Photography - Dragan Vildovic
Director - Goran Stankovic
Producer - Snezana Penev