Dolina solz

The Valley of Tears

  • Documentary Film
  • 109’
  • 2020
  • Slovenia

The valley of tears is a synonym for the prison in Dob, Slovenia. The film takes us to the event organised as part of the Engage and Activate project (ViA), with a performance by the band Autodafé, interweaving it with personal accounts of three inmates who are part of the project. The first one was convicted of murder, the second one of sexual assault and incest, and the third one of fraud/financial crime. In a symbolic way, songs of the sea complete the idea of the film which perceives the prison as an isolated island detached from everyday life and society.

Director Boštjan Korbar
Cast Boštjan Korbar
Director's statement

This film is about prison and about freedom, life behind bars and outside the prison, about the ViA project, but also about the inmates’ crimes and why they ended up in prison. Another issue that I am interested in is awareness about crime, and how inmates live with their crimes.

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Alternative title
The Valley of Tears (english)
Production countries
Slovenia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 (16:9)
Duration and length
109 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
stereo
Screening formats
digital file

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