Vashava / Vašava (2014)

29 min / experimental, Short Film

The workers' and mining facilities, characterising and changing Trbovlje for more than a century and a half, which have already been captured on camera in the previous films shot by EN-KNAP, have to face uncertain future and the possibility of impending demolition. In this homage by the author Iztok Kovač to his birth town, the international dance group EnKnapGroup confronts the mining facilities for the last time, before they disappear from the collective consciousness forever. The parting is decent: for the last time the members of the group fill these places with vitality and life as they experience it themselves.


Luke Thomas Dunne
Bence Mezei
Ida Katarina Hellsten
Ana Štefanec
Tamas Tuza
Gyula Cserepes
Barbara Kanc
Katja Legin
Lada Petrovski Ternovšek
Ravi Ternovšek

Film crew

Director: Sašo Podgoršek
Screenwriter: Sašo Podgoršek, Iztok Kovač
D.O.P.: Sven Pepeonik
Choreographer: Iztok Kovač
Production designer: Niko Novak
Costum design: Valter Kobal
Editor: Sašo Podgoršek
Sound designer: Charo Calvo


Production Company: EN-KNAP, zavod za organizacijo in izvedbo kulturnih prireditev Ljubljana
Co-funding: Slovenski filmski center, javna agencija RS

Technical data

Film format: DCP
Aspect ratio: 1:2,35
Colours: color
Sound: stereo