I like to make films about culture, social issues, traveling or about history. As series for TV or independent, as short or feature length.
Papua New Guinea: Two worlds
6 parts TV serial – work in progress
The first generation of scientists from the wildest world island – sorcery and electronic microscope. Czech scientist as viewers companion exploring world of first educated „ cannibals‘descendants“.
Six-parted serial (part 26 minutes) will introduce one of the wildest country in the world, Papua New Guinea. Czech entomologist professor Vojtech Novotny one of the most successful central European ecologist, who will be guided viewer through stories of his colleagues from Papua New Guinea and his own. His colleagues the first educated generation of “cannibals’ descendants”. We will introduce stories of people between neolithic and 21st century, between mobile and sorcery, science and faith, Christianity and old tradition. Science as a link connected people and cultures but our serial is not only scientific.
Every part is dedicated to one character, one specialist and his story. Every part is from different place of PNG island, different tribe, different tradition. We will follow young scientists from laboratories to their original village. The change from 21th century specialist to the warrior in tribal war. We will see villages, mountains, seaside, magic rituals, hunting, tropical gardening in rain forest. We want to get as close as possible. We want to explore their mind, the life and thinking between two worlds.
Professor Novotny is traveling between PNG and Czech Republic more than 15 years. He established Binatang Research Station there, one of the biggest local scientific and education institution. How is his life, between Central Europe and tropical island? Life without family, only with science? He will be our guide, mediate between two worlds. One part will be focused on two young biologists and their first travel to Europe. The mirror of our civilization.
The serial adventurous travelogue, sociology, anthropology and scientific popularization.
- Support of Czech TV, 26.000 euro
- Support of Academy of science CR
- Partnership with Binatang Research Center on PNG
- Coproduction (Bratři s.r.o. bratri.net )
- Unique insight into mind and life of PNG inhabitants, unexpected contrasts
- Summer 2016 shooting, autumn 2016 postproduction, 2017 broadcasting
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