Ash Dust

by Aljoša Nikolič

Pepelni drobci, 2020, documentary, digital DCP, 1,77:1 (16:9), c, 13 min

In the heart of the Šalek Valley, behind a cloud of smoke from the nearby power plant, lies the town of Šoštanj. After Slovenia has received enough electricity supply and the smoke has dissipated, only a few people remain here. This is their story.

Aljoša Nikolič
Aljoša Nikolič
Jožica Šmid
director of photography
Veronika Francesca Štefančič
music composer
Urban Leskovar
film editors
Nika Otrin, Ciril Zupan
sound designer
Samo Jurca
Bojan Apatič, Dragan Arsenijević, Peter Drev, Jure Gojsek, Valter Kolar, Drago Mazej, Jani Napotnik, Matevž Perovc, Gustl Podgoršek, Franc Šteharnik
UL AGRFT - Akademija za gledališče, radio, film in televizijo
Aljoša Nikolič

Aljoša Nikolić (1999) completed his secondary education at the Secondary School of Performing Arts in Ljubljana, but he had long known that there was only one path that he would take later on in life—the path of filmmaking. As a result of this, he is currently enrolled in AGRFT, where he is studying directing. He believes that the human soul is dark, but nevertheless relishes that saying that the darkness is what drives him.