Czech Journal: In the Child’s Best Interests

Direction
Year
2016
Country
  • Czech Republic
Duration
67min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

This film compares the fates of two newborns, whose parents either could not or did not want to care for them. Whilst one is placed into a temporary guardian’s care immediately after birth, the other is sent to a residential care home for infants. The documentary explores the system in place for handling unwanted newborns. At the same time, it also raises several controversial issues.

Details

  • Original title
    Český žurnál: V nejlepším zájmu dítěte
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Irena Hejdová, Linda Kallistová Jablonská
  • Dir. of Photo.
    David Cysař, Prokop Souček, Martin Duba
  • Editing
    Šimon Hájek
  • Sound
    Vojtěch Knot, Vaclav Flégl, Adam Levý
  • Duration
    67 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2016

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