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The aim of the pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Cyril and Methodius is especially to give thanks to the patrons of Europe. The main idea is to approximate their wandering across the European countries to today’s world through the documentary film, which is going to be created during the journey. The film will be shot under the direction of Pavel Mašek, student of Audiovisual creations on the University of  Tomáš Baťa in Zlín and under the auspices of the civic association FORLEAF os .

 

Team


Pavel Voříšek / producing, organisation, cycling / 32 years

I had already participated on two of such a journeys, I was in Rome and Santiago de Compostela. I was the organiser of both of these trips and I also went by myself on the bike. This year’s trip to Istanbul via Thessaloniki and then back to Moravia is symbolically suited to the anniversary of the arrival of Cyril and Methodius to today’s Czech Republic. We want to reach one of the most historically and culturally significant centers of Christianity and Byzantine cultures – Constantinopole – and follow the route that was once a way (not only) for Slavic writing. Starting point of the pilgrimage is Oslnovice. It is a village where I come from (even though I live and work in Brno). I actually never left it and I am connected to my home region not only through their involvement in the initiative JKK-21.

 

Vojtěch Weiss / cycling / 22 years

I am a student of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication VUT in Brno I am a new teammember of the University Catholic movement, where I am responsible for finance VKH Czech Republic. I participated in a pilgrimage to Rome with Pavel Voříšek  as the escort vehicle driver and navigator. Pilgrimage to Rome, among other things, allowed me to get to know great people of different nationalities, who supported us along the way. When Pavel came up with the idea of ​​cycling pilgrimage in the footsteps of Cyril and Methodius, I was thrilled. I think that the legacy of Cyril and Methodius is still alive and it significantly shaped our history. Wandering on the bike  will be a new experience and a challenge for me.

 

Dáša Rybářová / cycling / 28 years

I graduated on a acting college in Zlín and teaching for kindergarten at MU. I am currently working in the theater Tramtarie in Olomouc, where I have also worked as a production manager. I worked in radio for two years and as an editor. I enjoy working with good people and on this journey I would like to experience the places that are yet unknown to me. I look forward to a great experience and to experiencing something new. I will try to maintain a good team spirit. For this trip brought me coincidence. And considering, that there are no coincidences, I believe that now is the time to move somewhere internally. It’s a big challenge to get to know new people, beautiful places, but also to experience things that I never dreamed of, to touch the bottom of mental and physical strength. It will be my first big bike journy, and I believe a great experience too.

 

Pavel Mašek / camera, directing / 22 years

I am finishing Bachelor studies at the Faculty of Multimedia Communications at the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín this year. My specialization is camera, but I have directed a lot of documents in the past. One of them was my bachelor’s film “Pilgrimage”. On the road, my main tasks are direction and camera of the document that is going to be shot. For the shooting I will use my experiences from shooting document films, fiction films, music videos and coworking with commercial entities such as “Aukro”, “Mašek – art production”, “Zlín Film Festival” and other projects of “Forleaf o.s.”. I also work closely with the agency Kuci, with which we have obtained the “Louskáček” award . One of my document film can be seen soon on “TV Noe”.

 

Daniel Kompas / sound engineering / 20 years

On the journey, I will take care of the sound part of the document, and all the other videos, since I have chosen the profession of a sound engineer  as my life goal. I am a student in the specialization “Sound” on the University of Tomáš Baťa in Zlín and I’ve done sound design for several student films and short commercials for the company “Mašek – art production” or “Aukro”.

 

Marta Ochmanová / PR Management / 26 years

I graduated on the university, I studied in the Balkan, and I had the opportunity to get acquainted with the Balkan culture which is very familiar to me. I am currently working as a sales representative for Slovenia. In the team I am responsible for public relations and communication with sponsors.

 

Hana Uhlířová / PR management, catering / 18

I am an eighteen year old student of business and economics, so the youngest member of the team, but even though I have been a marketing director in the 2nd best student organization in the Czech Republic for a year. My tasks include assistance of camera and sound, communication over social networks and satisfy hunger of the whole team.