Homage on the 8th season of MakeDox Traveling Cinema [ENG]
From Poreche to eternity!
Away from the vile summer heat and the urban convenience of the city, our documentary stories reach the rural corners throughout Macedonia. That is how one of MakeDox most romantic stories goes on – that of our Traveling Cinema.
This year, our Traveling Cinema sets off to the region of Makedonski Brod and Poreche. There, in the small places with names that we often discover for the first time, we encounter eyes that gaze with curiosity, lips that talk even when silent, smiles that turn into memories… But we also meet with ourselves, as we see our reflection in other kinds of mirrors, out in the open where the air is differently fresh and the stars shine bright and clear. There is a lot to be told but words seem to fail us, as if they want to play hide and seek, so we barely find some to catch the singularity of the traveling experience, the uniqueness of the life with no stress, haste and online talks.
Last year, we invited the sky over for a talk, this year it spoke to us first. As announced, our white screen spread under the shiniest of stars in the region of Poreche. The village of Krapa was MakeDox caravan’s first stop. The sky full of stars turned into a sky full of heavy and generous rain clouds in Dojran, during the D-Festival where our Docusprouts joined us as well. Sheltered in the beautiful and unfinished local church, we screened more film stories than planned for those who simply couldn’t leave the cinema. In the end, even Ali Farka played in what became our living room those days!
We returned to the magical countryside of Poreche, just in time to have lunch with the locals from Devich! Before the screening, we simply couldn’t get enough of the delicious beans pot. We will remember Creshnevo for its million-ruble view, Trebino for the rain and Lokvica for the acoustic concert under the Milky Way. At Brest we saved a turtle and a swallow from sure death, and didn’t forget to cheered up the youngest with several animated movies. The mosquitoes adored us in the village of Kosovo, and the locals of Manastirec were our company during the last screening night.
The Traveling Cinema is a plain variety of energies, free jazz and subtle notes. Our Traveling Donkey stopped to rest for the 60th time nearby the cold waters of Treska. We’ve collected so many ineffable experiences, we’ve exchanges so many energies, we’ve heard so many stories, we fed our souls.
See you at the 8th MakeDox edition!
*Source: MakeDox press team
*Photos (gallery): Saso N. Alushevski