“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.
Coal in the Soul // Ženy SHR (Orig.)
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A documentary portrait of two women playing a very personal game with the fate of Horni Jiretin, a town endangered by the coal-mining industry. With their typical mixture of a sensitive approach and irony, the filmmakers present the case under the guidance of the two women; press agent of the mining company and chatelaine/eco-activist. Their personal stories mirror the current danger of total liquidation of Horni Jiretin, a small town that stands in the way of the coalmining process.
|Director||Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník|
|Screenplay||Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník|
|Dir. of Photography||Petr Bednář, Štěpán Kučera, Tomáš Nováček|
|Sound||Michal Gábor, Igor Pokorný, Roman Sečkař|
|Tags||Czech society, energy resources, landscape, society|
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City: 140 70 Praha 4
Country: Czech Republic
Main Award, Czech Joy ...
Main Award, Czech Joy - 14th International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava, 2010, Czech Republic
DocAviv Film Festival 2011, Israel
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Karlovy Vary IFF 2011, Czech Republic