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Hej, Slováci

Country and year of production
SR, 2002

Kirchhoff Robert

Kirchhoff Robert

Director of photography
Kollár Martin

Film editor
Varga Roman

Slovak/English subtitles


The documentary film “Hey You Slovaks” is a work about poverty, the shock of capitalism, and Slovakia’s return to Europe. It is a mosaic of stories from various parts of Slovakia that reflect the director’s take on the variety of factors lying behind people’s life motivations. The author attempts to capture people’s definitions of a desirable existence, and the type of lifestyle they nurture in their dreams. The film’s main focus is on the issue of poverty and the exploration of the many ways that this phenomenon is manifested. Thus, the film is a reflection of the world, and the current state of affairs. It attempts to convey the message that the perception of poverty is often caused by the individual’s inability to step out of the “closed circle”.

Screened at movie festivals

Pusan International Film Festival 2002, Pusan, Kórea; JIHLAVA 2002, Jihlava, ČR; Medzinárodný filmový festival, Bratislava 2002, SR; ONE WORLD 2002, Praha, ČR; Etnofilm 2002, Čadca, SR; Letná filmová škola 2002, Uherské hradiště, ČR


Cena Slovenskej televízie, 2003; Etnofilm 2002, Čadca; IGRIC v kategórii televízna a filmová dokumentárna tvorba, 2003


Product details
  Run time 48
  Medium videotape
  Projection format VHS, color

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