True Story, episode 18: A New Shift

29. 9. 2021

Author: Veronika Zýková

Director and producer Jindřich Andrš talks about his award-winning film A New Shift with Ivona Remundová. The story of Tomas, who tries to become a computer programme after working for 25 years as a coal miner, was regonised at DOK Leipzig, Ji.hlava IDFF, FIPADOC among other festivals. In this interview, you will also learn about Jindřich's upcoming project. A New Shift was developed within Ex Oriente Film workshop and is part of East Silver Caravan.

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Tomas has been working underground as a coal miner for 25 years. When the mine has to close due to the general decline of coal mining, he is offered a new career as a computer programmer. He enrolls in a state-funded re-education programme, preparing him for one of the most in-demand jobs. Tomas takes up the challenge and gets ready to transform his life radically. But will a forty something long-haired, subterranean punk rocker who has spent his whole life performing hard physical labour ever fit in with the young and trendy digital crowd?

True Story - season 2:
Episode 11: Living Water with Pavel Borecký
Episode 12: Every Single Minute with Erika Hníková and Jiří Konečný
Episode 13: Reconstruction of Occupation with Jan Šikl and Alice Tabery
Episode 14: Once Upon a Time in Poland with Filip Remunda
Episode 15: Grief with Andrea Culková
Episode 16: Two Roads with Radovan Síbrt
Episode 17: The Good Death with Tomáš Krupa

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