1st May 2004. The Czech Republic along with nine other states joins the European Union. Before the midnight comes, three young authors find themselves at three different locations of the country. Vít Janeček is shooting in the capital, Erika Hníková is in Jablunkov, the easternmost place of the country, and Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová in the westernmost city of Aš. Three different filmmaking styles are united in one documentary, capturing social and mental history of a single moment. And against the backdrop of the historical moment, discovering different opinions of people from different social classes, they are trying to capture the first fundamental change of the Czech state. This unconventional concept of the living history captured in transience and discontinuity of impressions tries to go beyond the initial invisibility of change, in order to stress the co-existence of our national self and the world around us. The three different directorial styles symbolize its incoherent possibilities.
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