D. Škrobonja


sound design:
Ruzina Frankulin

Sensoria, Kino klub Split 2023.

At first thought, the seagull’s routine changes only with extreme or sudden changes in weather conditions. But there is also an almost unnoticeable change, a slow change, change that runs in parallel. It is brought by human achievements. One of the most significant is air travel which consequently changes the economy and ecology. An observer of filmed archipelago cannot fail to notice the encounter of a bird and flying machines. An encounter that entails interesting reflections. In light of recent theories about the link between economics and ecology, the film subconsciously offers thoughts about the extent to which the economy can become an ally to ecology and prevent environmental catastrophe.

The archipelago of the deserted Cavtat Islands is protected as a special ornithological reserve whose area is about 38 ha.
Of particular interest are the islands of Mrkan (St. Marco) and Bobara (St. Barbara) and rocks Trava, Hljeb, Raznjic and Mrkanac.
The archipelago is located in the NW-SE direction: 42°35’09.2″N 18°10’39.1″E
The open sea part of the coast is extremely steep and sharp due to constant rock erosion. The coast that faces the mainland is more accessible but the cliffs are equally sharp and mainly inaccessible to the visitor. Islands are covered with low macchia (maquis) and have been protected as a special ornithological reserve since 1975 as nesting site of Yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis). Dubrovnik Airport is an international airport located 15 km away from the center of Dubrovnik. It is the third busiest airport in Croatia and is a classic tourist air destination in the world. It covers an area of 24,000 square meters with an annual capacity of 3.5 million passengers and can accommodate wide-body aircraft such as Boeing B-747 and Airbus A350.

The film is in postproduction and will be finished sometime in first half of 2023.
It is supported by Croatian audio visual center, Kino klub Split and Kultura Nova foundation.