Scene from the film Vojta Lavička: Ups and Downs
Scene from the film Vojta Lavička: Ups and Downs
Scene from the film Vojta Lavička: Ups and Downs
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Vojta Lavička: Ups and Downs

  • Czech Republic
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Longitudinal documentary film was shot for past 16 years and the main protagonist is Roman musician and activist Vojta Lavička. Vojta is a master in violin play, who focuses not only on music but also deals with problems of his origin Roman nationality. Vojta is very active in media - he worked in the national radio and television, he worked in the NGO that organize street work for Roman ghettos around the Czech republic, Vojta worked also as a social worker. All together we can watch him struggling with the main topic of his life - his national minority and problems that are caused by living next to Czech majority. Aside this topic films discovers Vojta's private life and his fight for being a good musician and a good man.


  • Original title
    Vojta Lavička: Nahoru a dolů
  • Direction
  • DOP
    David Cysař, Jiří Chod, Vlastimil Hamerník
  • Editing
    Jakub Hejna
  • Sound
    Richard Müller
  • Duration
    89 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic
    • One World FF Prague, Czech Republic
    • DOK Leipzig, Germany
    • Watch Docs Human Rights IFF, Poland
    • Thessaloniki IFF, Greece
    • Zagreb Dox, Croatia is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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