feature documentary, 80min / Dir.: Laco Kaboš, DOP: Ivo Miko, Producer: MEDIA FILM, RTVS, ČT, 2018
Gypsy Band Lomnické Čháve, On the Road… is a tender story, filled with tragicomic twists, about a group of guys from the poor, Eastern Slovakian Roma village of Veľká Lomnica, who decided to change their lives.
This creative, cinematographic story chronicles the birth of the Gypsy Band Lomnické Čháve in difficult social circumstances of a Roma settlement in Eastern Slovakia. Their dream journey to find success is a powerful, inspirational story of hope and desire, full of emotions, electrifying Roma music and kind humor.
We tell the tender story of a group of outsiders, who have a great dream: to play their music on a big stage and show the “white gadjos” that they too have talent. They want to make in the society at large, get out of the ghetto village, grime, poverty and begin living life with dignity. We follow their journey in pursuit of this dream, from Kosice to Bratislava, all the way to a prestigious international music festival, where they will have the chance to put their musical abilities on full display.
How will they use their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?