Project Description

A documentary film

The film is an extract from the Gypsies’ way of living. The theme of the film deals with the contrasts of the contemporary urban processes. Also, the film expresses a many-sided iconography as a source for incarnation of the romantic comprehension of life, without any obstacles. This poetic vision on the life of the last nomads is shot in the authentic milieu of Gypsies’ camp shortly before the celebration of their greatest holiday. An atavistic characteristics of their beliefs are: the ritual bathing, as a symbol of body&soul purifying; then, the mystery of childbirth and the life desire, without restraints, attack upon the audiences’ senses, never leaving them indifferent.

Short Description
Year of production: 1979
Category: Documentary
Color, sound, 35 mm.
Length: 460 m.
Duration: 16 min.
Production: “Vardar Film” – Skopje
Director: Stole Popov
Screenplay: Ante Popovski
Camerman: Misho Samoilovski
Editor: Dimitar Grbevski
Sound: Gligor Pakovski
Sound Editor: Gligor Pakovski
Ass. Camerman: Vladimir Samoilovski
Music Selection: Stole Popov
Unit Manager: Risto Teofilovski – Ridgeway

Watch on Youtube

Here you can see the whole documentary film “DAE(Mother)” by the Director Stole Popov. This movie is the HD digital version of the original film which was released in honor of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, by the Macedonia’s Cinematheque and it is a part of the DVD collection with seven digitally remastered films – work of art of the prominent director, Stole Popov. You can read more about this luxurious collection of Popov’s feature and documentary films here