Buttons of Consciousness

  • Czech Republic
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A meditative film explores the effects that examining consciousness and a microscopic view of one’s inner self have on the rationalism that scientists are expected to have. Even though each has a different approach, a physicist and an economist have similar, indescribable experiences, which they can only show through ‘reflections’. Efforts to change a flat map into an actual landscape lead to an unaffected re-examination of the foundations of our society, in which the myth of objectivity often covers up the manipulation of the powers-that-be, and the desire for deeper knowledge may be the driving force for the military industrial complex just as much as for getting a degree.


  • Original title
    Tlačítka bdělosti
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jan Šípek
  • DOP
    Jan Šípek
  • Editing
    Adam Brothánek
  • Music
    Pavel Ctibor
  • Sound
    Veronika Bartošová, Eliška Blauberová
  • Duration
    87 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2015

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