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24.06.2020  

Screening of short films by Slovenian authors: In Memory of What is Yet to come

We invite you to listen to the song "In Memory of What is Yet to come", performed by the duo Silence and the Symphony orchestra of RTV Slovenia as part of the virtual celebration of the Day of Slovenian Statehood. The footage of the home-made weather balloon’s flight was included in the programme of the state ceremony to mark Slovenia’s Independence and Unity Day in December 2017.

A recording of the performance is available on YouTube and #slovenia29.

On 19 March 2016, 13-year-old David Tomažič from the Šmartno pri Litiji Primary School launched a home-made weather balloon with the help of his father and friends. David found the sponsors for his project himself, acquired all the necessary permits and equipped the balloon with a camera, a GPS and measuring devices. The balloon rose 27 kilometres high, all the way to the stratosphere, before it blew up in the thinned air.

David published the spectacular footage of the balloon’s flight online. He called the project Tractus.

David Tomažič: "This has always been my thing, I’d like to travel into space in search of other planetary systems, other planets. I’d like to see living organisms on other planets, if they exist. I’d like to live in a future where the environment is more valued, where people are more aware of its importance, where nations don’t compete among themselves, but are friendly, help each other and create together, in space and on land."

The footage of the balloon’s flight was included in the programme of the state ceremony to mark Slovenia’s Independence and Unity Day in December 2017. The song In Memory of What is Yet to come of the Slovenian group Silence was performed by the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.