Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.
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
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