Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel has won the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The winning film is composed of two parts – the first was shot before the US army’s invasion of Iraq while the second part captures the post-war events – providing an essential report on the turning point in the country’s development. Instead of shorthand news features on the events in Iraq, it brings an impressive portrayal of life in the country. Director Fahdel received the award at the Locarno 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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