Greetings From Free Forests

Lep pozdrav iz svobodnih gozdov

United States/SloveniaCroatia, 2018, 98 min, Colour and B&W

Drifting through the densely forested landscape of southern Slovenia – Greetings From Free Forests encounters stories that emerge from the land itself; measuring the gap between an event of popular resistance and its lingering remains within a foreclosed present.



Ian Soroka


Sarah Noor Phoenix,Barbara RosenbergAnna Winter


Ian Soroka


Ian Soroka


Julij Zornik


Ian Soroka (b. 1987) works in nonfiction film and video. He studied cinema and philosophy at the University of Colorado in Boulder, in Prague at FAMU, and completed an M.S. in Art, Culture and Technology at MIT. Ian is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Princess Grace FoundationUSA Award recipient, and a Fulbright Fellow in Slovenia, where he was a guest researcher at the Slovenian National Film Archives. His work has screened internationally in festival, gallery and museum contexts including: DocLisboa, Art of The Real at Film Society of Lincoln Center, Dok.Fest München, Curtas: Vila do Conde, Rencontres Internationales, and Kinoteka, Ljubljana. Ian is from western Colorado and is based in the San Francisco Bay area.


Canada, 2019, DOXA DFF, Best Feature Documentary Award

DOXA DFF, Canada 2019 - Best Feature Documentary Award

Portugal, 2019, Doclisboa, City of Lisbon Award for Best International Competition Film

Doclisboa, Portugal 2019 - City of Lisbon Award for Best International Competition Film

Slovenia, 2018, FSF, Portoroz, Best Sound

FSF, Portoroz, Slovenia 2018 - Best Sound

Germany, 2019, Dok.Fest Munich,

Dok.Fest Munich, Germany 2019 -

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018, Pravo Ljudski FF,

Pravo Ljudski FF, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018 -


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