Lost Village| 43mins
Director: Gunnar Raimann | Producer: Gunnar Raimann
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Czech Republic
For the first time in human history, a smaller proportion of the global population now lives in rural areas, states the United
Nations statistics from June 2006. The twentieth century witnessed a rapid urbanization of the worldâ€™s population. As a result villages have been eclipsed in importance, as units of human society, settlement and traditions. This issue is being dealt with by the character based documentary Lost Village. Lost Village aims to explore that simple way of life which is
crucial to the solution of ecological problems and social dilemmas. â€œIs that simple village life destined to die?â€ is the call of millions throughout the world. Depicting the majesty and splendor of untouched nature, this documentary reveals the simplicity and beauty of village life. It portrays the joy and hardship of villagers and focuses on their values, which invoke deep sympathy and respect. The purity of their songs and voices, the enchanting sounds of nature and the unique music soundtrack, make this film an unforgettable experience. Lost Village presents the knowledge and wisdom of village people. It reveals the hopes and fears of real people in real situations. This film brings forth the opinion of rural development experts from India, Europe and US, as well as the insights of its main character, Lokanath Swami. He was born and raised in Arawade, a remote village of Maharashtra, India. For a couple of decades he has been extensively traveling throughout the world. But his knowledge,erudition, and vast experience could never eclipse the home of his heart.
â€œArawade, I am happy to be home! I am happy to be here!â€ We hear the voice of Lokanath Swami, who is presently working on his book of life-long experience. And Lost Village voices his message to the modern day society.