Laboratory - Finished films - THE LAST RAFTER


2014, short documentary, director: Drago Toroman, 18 min.


The Last Rafter - trailer from Restart on Vimeo.

The film follows the last log floater on the river Tara in Montenegro, wild and very dangerous river. He is the descendant of Pendek family, the once famous family of log floaters and ‘’Triftars’’ from Bastas in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On Splavište, Fikret has a log made of wooden trunks, weighing several tons. Together with around 10 impatient tourists, he is floating it down the strong and fast currents between high stone bulks, and letting it into an unusual adventure. The film has a composition of one day in Fikret's life, which is marked by one dilemma - should he abandon the family tradition and a heritage which is hundred years old, leave the hard physical work on a log or should he continue no matter what?

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Director: Drago Toroman  
Producers: Vanja Jambrović and Oliver Sertić  
Cinematographer and editor: Drago Toroman   
Mentors: Ana Hušman and Nebojša Slijepčević
Graphics: Dejan Oblak 

Duration: 18 minutes
Year: 2014.


Film was developed through framework of School of Documentary Films 2011.