Macedonian premiere of the documentary “A Name is a Name” October 3, 2010Posted by Yilan in Macedonia.
Tags: A name is a name, Jason Miko, Macedonia, Sigurjon Einarsson
The documentary “A Name is a Name” directed by Sigurjon Einarsson, produced by Jason Miko will be premiered Monday evening in Millennium cinema and Tuesday evening in Frosina cinema.
– Now is the ideal time to remind the world that Macedonians have personal feelings for identity and name as every man, Miko said. The film has three goals – to educate foreigners on name issue, to encourage Macedonians and to amuse both.
The story line is that of a Scandinavian man who comes to Macedonia, rents a motorcycle, and travels around the country talking to Macedonians from all classes and backgrounds. The traveler, as he is known, never speaks on camera and in fact, we never learn his name or what country he hails from (in reality, the traveler is portrayed by director Sigurjon Einarsson).
Instead, his thoughts are conveyed through Sir Andrew Motion with subtitles in English for the interviews. Interspersed throughout the conversations will be Macedonia itself – the stunning landscapes and scenery that make up this gentle country and ancient land. Places and points of interest – monasteries and mosques, historical and archeological sites, towns, little hamlets and cities, lakes and mountains – that make Macedonia what it has been and what it is today. All these will be artfully woven into the narrative.
Film was premiered at the film festival in Toronto and it was screened in North America and Australia.