Synopsis: A charming story centered on a radical approach to paragliding in high mountain conditions. The peaks of the Pamir Mountains determine the movement of the solitary pilot – both on the ground and in the air. His only steady companion is his wing, which constantly sparks curiosity and becomes a ticket into local communities. Jan Svoboda, pilot: “In some places when you land you’re invisible. But there are countries where on landing you’re greeted by guys with machine guns who joke: I didn’t shoot you down. You could be a terrorist, a spy, a refugee. But in the end, they’re satisfied that for them you’re nothing but an interesting, harmless lunatic, which is good to make clear as soon as possible.”
Jan Svoboda studied photography at the University of Opava. Later he started working as a cameraman in Czech television. As a guide and a mountaineer traveled almost all over the world (North America, Indonesia, New Zealand, Central and Eastern Asia, Europe). Thanks to his training in sports and his climbing experience, he became an outdoor cameraman. The study of reportage photography brought him to several social issues, from which he took inspiration and puts it into his documentary travelogues activities.