Did you miss the premiere at Ji.hlava (or any other festival)? Don't worry, you can watch the hottest Czech documentaries in the IDF video library. To highlight and promote current Czech documentary films we have put them together in a collection Czech Docs: Ready To Go. You can stream films in all formats, from short films, experimental films to feature films of different genres and themes, from schools or renowned Czech directors. "Czech" it out and enjoy.
All films are available until the end of November.
Don’t forget that apart from streaming you can leave a comment or reach out to the filmmakers directly through the video library.
You can watch the films below… and much more!
Selected films have participated in various IDF activities such as East Silver or the East Doc Platform. Applications por both projects are currently open! Completed films or rough cuts can apply here, upcoming projects can be submitted here.
BLIX NOT BOMBS
Director Greta Stocklassa and former diplomat Hans Blix discuss diplomacy, civil service, professional duty and personal responsibility. Could Hans have prevented the war and changed the course of history? Could his correct, clerical approach mean that he betrayed his own conscience? Is doing nothing wrong the same as doing the right thing?
In the spring of 2022, Kharkiv metro is transformed into an experimental laboratory. Everything is reversed here – life and safety below, death and destruction above. In the middle of it all, children grow up like flowers in a greenhouse. Without fresh air, without day and night, the world has frozen into a surreal landscape that is more like a movie or a dream. The film by Ivan Ostrochovský and Pavol Pekarčík just won the Best Czech Documentary award at Ji.hlava IDFF.
A documentary essay reflecting on spaces of the Olympic architecture and urban development in several selected locations in Europe and Asia, that have already hosted the event and are preparing for another round. Ancient Olympic games were strictly local – what are consequences of the modern ones, that has become one of the symbols of globalisation?
Atirkül in the Land of Real Men
In the vast plains of Kyrgyzstan, men have been cultivating a group sport with a long tradition. The aim of the game buzkashi is to steal the trophy of a dead goat from the rival team of riders, all while staying on horseback. Into this tough masculine world enters Atirkül, a woman with an enterprising spirit and a sense of humour.
Is There Any Place For Me, Please?
Martina was doused with acid by her ex-boyfriend, causing third-degree burns to the upper half of her body and almost complete blindness. The documentary portrait follows her life story after this life-changing attack – coping with the loss of physical attractiveness, the fear of a world she cannot see, and her search for a new meaning in life.
The World According to My Dad
A strong personal story: Jiri's humour and charisma, Marta's original songs, raw film material, and an inspiring idea to save the planet makean unmissable film with the potential for planetary social impact.
…and even more are coming!
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