Slovakia enters documentary The Border in Oscar race

Article published on Sept. 20, 2010
Article published on Sept. 20, 2010
The Slovak Film and Television Academy has selected Jaro Vojtek's documentary The Border as its submission to the foreign-language Oscar race. The academy considered three films: The Border, Mariana Čengel Solčanská’s The Legend of the Flying Cyprian and Mongolia–In the Shadow of Genghis Khan by Pavol Barabáš.

The Border examines the lives of residents of Slemence, where in 1946 the Red Army erected a new border between Slovakia and Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. Built overnight, the border separated neighbors and families, even parents and children. And while borders elsewhere in Europe are falling, the border that cuts through Slemence, separating the Schengen area from Ukraine, is now more protected than ever.

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