Index Lab columnist Goran Šafarek’s movie about the beauty of Croatian rivers has recently become very popular throughout Europe.
So far, it has been broadcast on TV ARTE covering France and Germany, with millions of viewers. The film was purchased by the Italian national television station RAI and Spain’s RTVE, and will be shown on other TVs soon.
This film is entirely the work of a Croatian writer. It was taken by the biologist, world tropical rain forest researcher, travel writer and photographer Goran Šafarek, who has extensive experience in world-renowned works such as BBC and Nat GEO. Šafarek is also a columnist for Index Lab, which has published several films, including films about rivers in Croatia. The music was composed by Pauline Prize winner Dalibor Grubačević, and the producer was Diana Bartolić, all from Koprivnica.
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This film shows the nature of our river, from the banks of the Drava and the steep banks, rare birds, the floodplains of the Danube and Sava rivers, and a large number of flora and fauna. Our karst rivers are rich in fish and sinkholes. , Travertine waterfalls, all the rivers leading to the Adriatic in the steep gorges and fields.
Shafarek said that he intensively filmed the material for this documentary for two years.
“But it actually took longer. I have been dealing with rivers for ten years. During that time, I dived, crossed and flew almost all of our rivers. This is not just a record, but also a study and understanding of the whole Story,” he told Index. Our naturalist.
Unlike other films that are heavily funded by government resources (eventually each film festival is limited to a small audience), this film is watched by millions of people and is funded entirely by its own funds and the help of some private donors. The film was also refused funding by Croatian Television and Croatian Audiovisual Center, although HTV later purchased the rights to show it. This did not prevent Croatian filmmakers from successfully completing it, which is now watched by millions of people in Europe.
The film is educational, but it is also an important tourist role, because it promotes the mainland part of Croatia, that is, attractions that have nothing to do with summer and the sea. In Europe, a large number of people appreciate and seek protected nature. Although Croatia is small in size, it is extremely rich in nature.