BACKROADS EUROPE – ON ROMAN ROUTES

 

REMI-AWARDTheir network is woven like a spider’s web over an immense empire: the Roman roads. Nearly 85 000 kilometers of paved roads once traversed the Roman Empire, linking Europe to Asia Minor and the Near East.

For several centuries, they served as commercial roads, military routes and communication networks – for the circulation of the traders, soldiers, civil servants and messengers of the Empire. After the fall of the Empire, the paths outlived their builders, but their usage changed. For centuries, cities and villages, civilisations and cultures thus continued to develop along these routes. Today, this immense network of roads continues to traverse all of Europe. It bears witness to the wealth of ancient crafts and the diversity of traditions.

Despite the domination of the Roman Empire 2 000 years ago, European countries have conserved all of their singularity. Where do we find traces of this “golden age” today? How were Roman foundations of culture and tradition reworked and developed through to the 21st century and in which regions did this occur? We set out to look for these influences on the ancient Roman roads of Europe, in villages and big cities, through encounters with artisans and the discovery of unusual social rites – by looking beyond intangible studies and dusty archaeological sites.

Collection of 5 films about “Backroads Europe-on roman routes” for “ARTE découverte” based on an idea, development, design and implementation of Jeremy József Pierre Fekete

1)  VIA PUBLICAE IN PORTUGAL
2)  VIA CASSIA IN ITALY
3)  VIA AQUITANIA IN FRANCE
4)  VIA JULIA IN GERMANY
5)  
VIA ROMANA IN SWITZERLAND

     IMPRESSIONS / TRAILER

 

2013/14 | 5*43min/52min | Canon C 300 HD | Canon Mark 5D |HD| 16:9

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FIRST RELEASE:   march 20, 2015, Berlin-Germany

TV PREMIER:        april 20 – 24, 2015, every evening 19:30 on ARTE / Arte découverte

 

 

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F E S T I V A L  WINNER, PLATINUM REMI AWARD, 49TH WORLDFEST HOUSTON, USA, 2016
Film Awards, Category: Documentaries, cultural

 

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F E S T I V A L  WINNER,  BRONZE WORLD MEDAL, NEW YORK FESTIVALS, USA, 2016
Film & Video Awards, Category: Documentaries – cultural issues

 

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F E S T I V A L / WINNER, BEST CULTURAL HERITAGE AWARD,  “IX ART&TUR –  INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FILM, PORTUGAL 2016
Tourism Film Festival, Category: International Documentaries

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F E S T I V A L / NOMINATION/FINALIST, “BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY “ INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER FESTIVAL OF WORLD  CINEMA, LONDON 2017
International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London

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F E S T I V A L / NOMINATION/FINALIST, “BEST DIRECTOR OF A SHORT DOCUMENTARY “ INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER FESTIVAL OF WORLD  CINEMA, LONDON 2017
International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London

 

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