L'Uomo di Stregna

The Man of Stregna

  • Short Documentary TV Film
  • 46’
ethnographic
  • 2006
  • Italy, Slovenia

Genio, a man from the village of Srednje/Stregna is a farmhand. He receives from his master paltry food, mostly just bread and a small bed to lie on in return for the difficult work. Genio’s story was recorded in the 1960s by a film enthusiast. Recordings were joined into feature and documentary films, likely the first film documents ever to come from the valley of the Nadiža River. The film shows

Genio, a man from the village of Srednje/Stregna is a farmhand. He receives from his master paltry food, mostly just bread and a small bed to lie on in return for the difficult work. Genio’s story was recorded in the 1960s by a film enthusiast. Recordings were joined into feature and documentary films, likely the first film documents ever to come from the valley of the Nadiža River. The film shows the long-gone past that was wholly dependant on farming and a historic way of formation of village communities. The Man of Srednje/Stregna is a valuable ethnographic document, but at the same time a tale imbued with profound humanity. The re-mastered edition of the movie is made of new editing of the original footage in the 8 mm format and an entirely re-mastered sound.

Director Paolo Rojatti
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Direction

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Alternative title
The Man of Stregna (english)
Človek iz Srednjega (slovenian)
Genres
ethnographic
Production countries
Italy, Slovenia
Technical data
Duration and length
46 minutes
Negative format
film 8mm
Screening formats
video Betacam

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