On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.
Midnight // Půlnoc (Orig.)
2010 / Czech Republic / 40 min
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An essay on sources of light, the meaning of darkness and light pollution, with several layers of interwoven meaning. In one of them the author describes her experiences during an experiment in which she was shut up in total darkness. Another layer of the film describes the activity of "darkers" who interrupt electricity supplies and then have fun recording the spectacular results of their "ecoattacks." This polemical collage also points out how terribly dependent humans are on electricity, and how much of it they waste. One of the most interesting passages in this imaginative mosaic on the crisis of current civilisation is a meditation by Václav Bartuška on the limits of progress.
|Screenplay||Klára Tasovská, Lukáš Kokeš|
|Dir. of Photography||Lukáš Kokeš, Klára Tasovská, Edita Kainrathová, Martin Tichovský|
|Tags||energy resources, essay, poetic, society, student|
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Country: Czech Republic
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Visions du réel 2011, Switzerland Finále Plzeň - Festival of Czech Films 2011, Czech Republic