To be screened at 3rd Music and World Documentary Film Festival 19th - 22nd March 2009.
Lomax -the song hunter, reż. Roger Kappers ,’95 min.
Alan Lomax (1915-2002) was a song collector. For a big part of his life, he travelled around the world with his recording equipment, hunting for the prettiest folk songs. Lomax recorded ordinary people, who gave their heart and soul in front of his microphone. In radio programmes, Lomax warned us that we were squandering age-old music traditions at rapid speed. The film maker visits Lomax one year prior to his death. He cannot speak with him anymore, because Alan has been brought down by a brain haemorrhage. The filmmaker decides to search for people Lomax recorded.