Rožle Bregar, Matič Oblak and Miha Avguštin
The Undamaged, 2019

The Balkan Peninsula cradles Europe’s last wild rivers and supports abundant wildlife and healthy, intact ecosystems. These rivers are The Undamaged – clean, pristine, and undammed. With over 2,700 small and large hydro power plants planned or under construction in the Balkans, corruption and greed are destroying the last free-flowing rivers of Europe.
Follow the Balkan Rivers Tour, a crew of whitewater kayakers, filmers, photographers and friends who decided to stand up for the rivers, travelling from Slovenia to Albania for 36 days, kayaking 23 rivers in 6 countries to protest the dams and show the world the secret, wild rivers of the Balkans. The film honours everyday people and local activists who are fighting to defend rivers and aims to spread the word of the plight of these rivers.

Director’s Biography

Rožle Bregar, Matič Oblak and Miha Avguštin
The all-Slovenian team consisting of Rozle Bregar, Matic Oblak, Miha Avgustin and Rok Rozman are at home with cameras in-hand on mountain tops, river valleys and all environments in between. Creativity comes with the fresh air and they bring eyes full of energy and curiosity to all their documentary projects. They had many exciting and interesting situations filming the Undamaged – from mafia encounters to wild river moments – and are constantly on the lookout to find stories that are invisible to everyone else – and the river of the Balkans are just that.