KineDok online screening + discussion: Intensive Life Unit

1. 11. 2022

Author: Anna Jurková

The second of KineDok's monthly international events is coming up! This time you can look forward to the Czech award-winning documentary Intensive Life Unit. The film will be available for viewing from 10 to 15 November on The film will be available in KineDok partner countries (Czech Republic, Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Georgia and Poland) and will be available with English/Czech/Hungarian/Romanian/Georgian or Croatian subtitles. In order to watch it for free, you must enter a voucher, which you can request at

On Monday November 14 at 7PM (GMT+1), the documentary will be accompanied by an international discussion on Facebook, which will be attended, among others, by Dr. Dobos Atilla, a member of Hungarian cultural anthropology association, university lecturer working on the topics of health and society, bioethics and professional ethics and social norms in health care among others. We will introduce more guests soon, so stay tuned!

INTENSIVE LIFE UNIT (Adéla Komrzý, 2021, Czech Republic)
Thanks to modern medicine and technological advances, we can keep a patient alive almost indefinitely. When is it possible to stop? This is the question asked by filmmaker Adéla Komrzý, who spent three years documenting the Palliative Care Unit at the VFN in Prague. The focus of the palliators' attention is the person, they communicate with each patient and try to help them decide what is actually good for them in the context of artificial life prolongation. The film is accompanied by the pioneers of Czech palliative care, Kateřina Rusinová and Ondřej Kopecký, who in the film approach the main question of palliative medicine: how to live a good life with illness?

Facebook event: Screening

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