Coal in the Soul

  • Czech Republic
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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.


  • Original title
    Ženy SHR
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Petr Bednář, Štěpán Kučera, Tomáš Nováček
  • Editing
    Josef Krajbich
  • Sound
    Michal Gábor, Igor Pokorný, Roman Sečkař
  • Duration
    57 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Main Award, Czech Joy - 14th International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava, 2010, Czech Republic
    • DocAviv Film Festival 2011, Israel
    • One world 2011, Czech Republic
    • Karlovy Vary IFF 2011, Czech Republic


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