Cans of Time is conceived as a 7x26min TV series, based on the Family Archives project. The aim of the Family Archives was to collect and digitize amateur film footage from various regions across Slovakia.
In 2008 the project was pitched at the East European Forum in Jihlava.
July 6, 2010, Cans of Time will be presented at the 2010 Docu Talents from the East, along with eight other documentary works-in-progress scheduled for release July 2010 - July 2011. More details here.
CANS OF TIME
Director: Marek Šulík
Producer: Michal Hlavačka, Protos Productions
The Cans of Time is a film rendering of the themes and outcomes of the Family Archives project. The aim of the Family archives was to collect and digitalize amateur film footage from various regions across the Slovak republic. In four years we collected around 400 hours of footage. Apart from the popular and traditional family footage the project has managed to source some rare historical footage such as the one capturing the construction of a huge sculpture of the Slovak politician M.R. Štefánik in 1937, or a few cases of private footage capturing the Russian invasion of 1968. Of an interesting value is also the insight the footage offers into various forms and shapes of the life of the middle classes.
FINAL LINEUP FOR DOCU TALENTS 2010