In 2006, Milan and Tomáš installed solar panels to provide electricity for a school and clinic in the remote Zambian village of Masuku. Four years later, they return to determine why some parts of the system don’t work. The film follows them over the course of hectic days and pitch-black nights, offering an uncensored look at the pitfalls of development aid, including mis-communication and blown fuses, proposals for solutions and rituals of gratitude.
SOLAR ECLIPSE is the story of an attempt to transfer European technologies and responsibilities to a culture that operates under its own social rules and customs and offers a unique look at different attitudes to work, time and things.
Título: Solar Eclipse
Título original: Pod sluncem tma
Idiomas: Various languages with English subtitles
País: Czech Republic
Duración: 81 min.
Director: Martin Mareček
Guión: Martin Mareček
Fotografía: Jiří Málek
Montaje: Martin Mareček
Sonido: Martin Mareček
Reparto: Milan Smrž, Tomáš Tožička, Joseph Munamweemba, David Mwansa, Morris and more
Producción: Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda (Hypermarket Film)
Festivales: 2011: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Documentary Competition (CZ), Jihlava Internationa Documentary Film Festival (CZ), Bratislava International Film Festival (SK), Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo (ES), This human world Vol. IV – Vienna (AT), CINEMA PLANETA IFF Mexico (MX), 2012: One World Film Festival (CZ), 52nd Krakow Film Festival (PL) (selection)
Premios: 2011: The best Czech Documentary film IFF Jihlava, Audience Award (CZ), Silver Eye Award at East Silver Market, Czech Critics' Award for the best documentary film 2011, Trilobit Award by Film and TV association in Czech Republic, The Czech Lion – the award from the Czech Film and TV Academy for the best documentary film, 2012: The price for the best documentary film from Association of Czech film clubs at Finale Plzen Film Festival
recomendación edad: 12
Con el aporte de: The film was created the Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinema