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The Field of Magic

Stebuklų laukas, Lithuania, 2011, 62 min, DCP, Creative
Life in the dump: A poem to an unknown tribe.

Field of Magic is a docu-poem about people living for over two decades in Buda forest near the closed down Kariotiškės dump, 40 km from Vilnius, Lithuania. A result of four year's work, the film captures the perspective of the dump dwellers in telling the story of a dissolving community, its uniqueness, daily rhythm, peculiar way of life, every-day joys and sorrows.
Mindaugas Survila
Jurga Gluskinienė, Giedrė Beinoriūtė
Director of photography:
Mindaugas Survila
Mindaugas Survila
Danielius Kokanauskis
Saulius Urbanavičius
Lithuanian, Russian
Monoklis (Production company) Kęstučio 55-7
08124 Vilnius, Lithuania
+370 687 906 81
Monoklis Kęstučio 55-7
08124 Vilnius, Lithuania
+370 687 906 81
Golden Funnel award for the best developed project - Ex Oriente Film Wokshop 2009, Czech Republic
Hot Docs Toronto 2012, Canada
Kaunas International Film Festival 2011, Lithuania
Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 2011, Lithuania
Trieste Film Festival 2012, Italy
International Vilnius Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris” 2012, Lithuania
Doc Point Helsinki 2012, Finland
Best Documentary Feature - Lithuanian National Film and TV awards “Silver Crane” 2012, Lithuania
Lithuanian Culture support foundation; MEDIA development

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