On October 6 at 5:30 pm (CET), Adéla Komrzý (Intensive Life Unit, 2021) and Erika Hníková (Every Single Minute, 2021) will discuss what ethical challenges directors face when telling someone else’s story and responsibilities of filmmakers to their films’ subjects, community and their audience. Moderated by Patricia Aufderheide, Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., and founder of the Center for Media & Social Impact.
INTENSIVE LIFE UNIT
Doctors Ondřej and Kateřina look after their patients to the best of their ability, but they can’t prevent their death. Nevertheless, the inevitability of the end isn’t the hardest thing they have to face as heads of palliative care at Prague’s General University Hospital. A pilot project has emerged at a time when countless options are available to prolong human life; death is a social taboo and everyone has to confront his own mortality.
EVERY SINGLE MINUTE
The Hanuliaks, a couple from Slovakia, have decided to bring up their son according to Kamevéda, a complex approach to developing the child’s motor abilities and intellect. Unique in its depth of focus, this reflection on child-rearing documents a year in the life of four-year-old Miško, where not a minute is wasted since there is no room for boredom and moments of rest are merely preparation for the next achievement.
Trailer (Czech): https://cineuropa.org/en/video/409039/