Part documentary, part drama, Buried Land tells the story of ordinary people attempting to realize a dream. Two actors cut a path through the real community and strange reality of Visoko, the small town at the heart of a remarkable claim: the discovery of ancient pyramids in central Bosnia.
Emir is a Bosnian immigrant, removed during the war and now struggling to rediscover his homeland. He has returned to assist an American director in the making of a film about Visoko's pyramids. Everyone in the town is asked to participate, including Avdija, a tourist agent with the Pyramid Foundation, Semir Osmanagi, the quixotic founder of the Valley of the Pyramids, and Zombi, who oversees the digging of the labyrinthine tunnels found beneath the hills.
Emir and his director are accused by the press of being like 'Borat in Bosnia', seeking to mock the town's believers. Emir's outlandish behavior grows more excessive and confused, culminating in a grandiose shoot at the summit of the Moon Pyramid that descends into chaos. He is taken into the heart of the Pyramid of the Sun, where he is forced to confront his beliefs. Where does fact end and fiction begin?
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 86 mins
- Steven Eastwood, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes 1st Feature
- Sophie Venner, Steven Eastwood, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes
- Executive Producer
- Natalie Brady
- Alice Powell
- Steven Eastwood, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, Daenan Medanovia
- Director of Photography
- Christopher Ernst
- Doug Haywood
- Tom Haines, Chris Branch
- Principal Cast
- Emir Z Kapetanovi, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, Avdija Buhia
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Last updated 4th February 2011