The art of Roma smithery is dying in Slovakia. Igor Radic is the last blacksmith living in the district of Rimavska Sobota. Igor is a very simple man and lives with his wife, daughter and son in a small village called Klenovec. Smithery is a traditional Roma trade – an art that has been passed down from father to son through the generations. This is the reason why Igor wants to teach his sons smithery. His youngest son is unsure if he wants to follow in his father’s footsteps because he also likes to work with computers. Igor is hopeful that his son will decide to carry on this ancient tradition.

Produced by:
Nick Harbaugh
Mária Demeová
Tomáš Štrba

Edited by:
Nick Harbaugh