Letters From Slovenia tells the story of a small village, Trnovo pri Gorici, and how its people survived administration by five different governments since the beginning of World War One. Once Austria, the little village became a part of Italy, and then joined Yugoslavia, and now lastly, it is a part of its cultural home, Slovenia.
How did this village and other small villages all over Central Europe survive the nationalist upheavals over the last hundred years? Follow the story of one villager, Poldo Plesnicar, who is a Forrest Gump-like character of the region. This is a rare opportunity to tell the story of this specific part of history. Please donate to make post-production possible.
Donations will help to pay for finishing funds - sound studios, archival photos and footage, editors, interview shoots, music, and taking the film to market. For more information about the project visit Letters From Slovenia website here.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Jan. 21, 2015