Czech Journal: Teaching War

Direction
Year
2016
Country
  • Czech Republic
Duration
70min
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Subtitles

This episode from the Czech Journal series examines how a military spirit is slowly returning to our society. Attempts to renew military training or compulsory military service and in general to prepare the nation for the next big war go hand in hand with society’s fear of the Russians, the Muslims, or whatever other “enemies”. This observational flight over the machine gun nest of Czech militarism becomes a grotesque, unsettling military parade. It can be considered not only to be a message about how easily people allow themselves to be manipulated into a state of paranoia by the media, but also a warning against the possibility that extremism will become a part of the regular school curriculum.

Details

  • Original title
    Český žurnál: Výchova k válce
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Adéla Komrzý
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Adéla Komrzý, Filip Marek, Stanislav Adam
  • Editing
    Mariana Kozáková
  • Sound
    Adam Voneš
  • Duration
    70 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2016

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