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SKY ON MT. GOLIJA

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SKY ON MT. GOLIJA is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
46 minutes
VIDEO
ALEKSANDAR LEKIC
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Sky on Mt. Golija is an outstanding and inspiring documentary that exposes us to another culture that is unfamiliar to most of us. It shows how the owners of the guesthouse are very hard-working and how challenging it is to keep their guesthouse running.

This documentary by Aleksandar Lekic follows his family's return to Serbia to visit old friends and family at Sky, a family-run guesthouse in a picturesque village of Serbia's Mt. Golija.

We see how much work it takes to live in the country, but also how much fun this family has. The camera work is very good, showing us an insider perspective that tourists would never get to see. The shots vary throughout the film, showing us an intimate perspective of these two families. The film was filmed, edited, written, produced and narrated by Aleksandar Lekic who is behind the camera during the majority of the film. The host at the guest house is Sladja, a former high school math teacher and a hostess extraordinaire. I found it interesting to learn that when people die in Serbia, death notices are posted on poles. Also, I was surprised to learn that they use horse carts to collect garbage. This film teaches kids about other cultures and what it's like to live on a farm there. It also shows the blend of happiness and magic in living a simple life. The narrative is in English, Russian and Serbian, with English subtitles.

There is some profanity in the film. One person swears when he doesn't know the microphone is on; another swears when he gets mad.

The message of this film is to show what a lot of work and perseverance it takes to run a guesthouse and that you have to include some fun while doing it in order to stay sane.

I give Sky on Mt. Golija 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Connie C., KIDS FIRST!

Sky on Mt. Golija is an outstanding and inspiring documentary that exposes us to another culture that is unfamiliar to most of us. It shows how the owners of the guesthouse are very hard-working and how challenging it is to keep their guesthouse running.

This documentary by Aleksandar Lekic follows his family's return to Serbia to visit old friends and family at Sky, a family-run guesthouse in a picturesque village of Serbia's Mt. Golija.

We see how much work it takes to live in the country, but also how much fun this family has. The camera work is very good, showing us an insider perspective that tourists would never get to see. The shots vary throughout the film, showing us an intimate perspective of these two families. The film was filmed, edited, written, produced and narrated by Aleksandar Lekic who is behind the camera during the majority of the film. The host at the guest house is Sladja, a former high school math teacher and a hostess extraordinaire. I found it interesting to learn that when people die in Serbia, death notices are posted on poles. Also, I was surprised to learn that they use horse carts to collect garbage. This film teaches kids about other cultures and what it's like to live on a farm there. It also shows the blend of happiness and magic in living a simple life. The narrative is in English, Russian and Serbian, with English subtitles.

There is some profanity in the film. One person swears when he doesn't know the microphone is on; another swears when he gets mad.

The message of this film is to show what a lot of work and perseverance it takes to run a guesthouse and that you have to include some fun while doing it in order to stay sane.

I give Sky on Mt. Golija 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Connie C., KIDS FIRST!

The filmmaker and his family return to Sky, a family-run guesthouse in a picturesque village of Serbia's Mt. Golija. Days of joy, great feasts, nature outings, and bonding with the hosts follow, but this time the stay at Sky has a special emotional significance for the filmmaker.
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