Scene from the film Czechs Against Czechs
Scene from the film Czechs Against Czechs
Scene from the film Czechs Against Czechs
Scene from the film Czechs Against Czechs
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Czechs Against Czechs

  • Czech Republic
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This cinematic reportage with elements of a personal journal explores xenophobia in Czech society and anti-Nazi activists, but also the filmmaker’s personal experience from living among in an socially excluded Romani neighborhood. Most of the footage was shot by the director using his own camera, and the immediacy of the images is further accentuated by voiceover observations and commentary. In just a few scenes, he adds music for dramatic affect. With his direct questions, he tries to unmask the racist arguments not only of anti-Roma protestors, but also of many ordinary citizens.


  • Original title
    Češi proti Čechům
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Tomáš Kratochvíl
  • DOP
    Tomáš Kratochvíl
  • Editing
    Tomáš Kratochvíl
  • Sound
    Tomáš Kratochvíl
  • Duration
    88 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2015
  • Awards
    • Special Mention of the Czech Joy Jury, Jihlava IDFF 2015 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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