Living near water seems to change us. We encounter ourselves in a different light, we see our reflection in a different mirror, our thoughts flow unexpectedly, life smells distinctly. There are ideas as much as mosquitoes – enough to keep you awake all night. This year, our traveling cinema lived near water together with the second generation of the DocuSprouts!
We dived alternately into the calm Struga Lake and in the depths of the documentary world. We discussed the freedom that comes along with the pure documentary form but also the need of a clean surrounding. The talks about the art of creating film stories were also talks about the responsibility and the awareness that everything we leave behind does have an effect, may it be film frames or pieces of waste; that collecting and selecting ideas about one’s film are as crucial as collecting and selecting waste.
This is why we cleaned up, along with the children from Radozhda, the verdant shore of Struga Lake: in the piles of waste, our DocuSprouts got ideas about the films they would make on time for our jubilee edition, and we learnt, thanks to our Samir, how the paper waste can be transformed into something as beautiful as the covers of the catalog you are holding!
Ecology of mind requires ecology outside the mind and vice versa! When waste is in question, every one of us is directing reality!
Welcome to “MakeDox”!