30 minutes – this is the time that separates our home from the village. The distance: 40 kilometers.
At the beginning this seemed like a far journey to the place where chaos reigns although the day is quiet and the life goes on; where the people do not work although they do something, where changes are imperceptible. We were covering this distance for two years, producing a video diary of the journey. Irregularly though, yet with an intention to describe the lives of the people we met. To describe – that is to put the reality in order. We drafted a plan, defined the roles for us and the villagers, and got ourselves a camera behind which it was easy to hide.
One day it turned out that the camera was no longer separating us from our film‘s protagonists as they stopped paying attention to it. As a result, we were so close to these people that we had to yield to the new reality. This film tells a story about us too.
Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal is a married couple of two artists. Anna Sasnal is an editor and a scriptwriter, while Wilhelm Sasnal is an internationally recognized painter, illustrator and filmmaker.