The names of the possible future winners of the 8th edition of the Doc Alliance Selection Award are already circulating across festivals and media. The luckiest of the nominated directors will receive the award on August 8, 2015 in Locarno. However, the important decision about the award winner is not brought by luck but rather by the jury comprised of seven leading European film critics. We are introducing the first one of them, Portuguese representative of Público Daily Jorge Mourinha!
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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