Edi Šelhaus: Bil sem zraven

Edi Šelhaus: I was there

  • Documentary TV Film
  • 77’
  • 2007
  • Slovenia

Edi elhaus was born in 1919 in Podkraj in the Vipava Valley. His parents, both photographers, decided on Edi’s profession: "You are going to be a photographer." In 1943 he joined partisans with his Laica camera. He joined the newly formed photo section SNOS and photographed precious testimonies about war events in the countryside of Bela Krajina. After the War the city of Trieste became the major

Edi elhaus was born in 1919 in Podkraj in the Vipava Valley. His parents, both photographers, decided on Edi’s profession: "You are going to be a photographer." In 1943 he joined partisans with his Laica camera. He joined the newly formed photo section SNOS and photographed precious testimonies about war events in the countryside of Bela Krajina. After the War the city of Trieste became the major European stage; boundaries between East and West were arising (communism and capitalism). The Belgrade located paper Filmske novosti sent Edi with his camera to follow the happening in the then territories of Zone A and Zone B and demonstrations for the city of Trieste to be reunited with Yugoslavia. He found himself with a broken camera, beaten up, and put in prison several times. After the "Trieste years" he worked as a photo reporter at the newspaper Poročevalec (later Delo), where he covered various columns. After he had retired, he devoted twenty-five years to researching the destiny of allied pilots that ditched or landed on Slovenian ground during the War. He still follows the happening around him in his own way and calls himself a photo reporter in slippers. The film is a story about a legend among photographers that has been recording Slovenian history for seventy years.

Director Jurij Gruden
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Alternative title
Edi Šelhaus: I was there (english)
Production countries
Slovenia
Technical data
Duration and length
77 minutes
Colour
Colour
Screening formats
video Betacam
Budget
Grants
125,187 EUR
public call / Feature Length film
2006

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