24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
A Bizarre Political Menu: Jindřich Šídlo’s Happy Monday
Video screening and discussion with the filmmakers / Czech language only
Satirical show that looks back on the events of the past week and comments on topics in Czech politics and society. The show, a video continuation of Šídlo’s previous media work as a political commentary, is produced in cooperation with Tomáš Dusil and is part of the Monday edition of Seznam News. What approaches can be used for a satirical analysis of Czech politics, and what is it good for?
Journalist and political analyst; studied journalism at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University. Šídlo has been active in the media since 1992. He worked at Český deník, Respekt, MF DNES, Hospodářské noviny, and Czech Television. Since September 2016 he has been working at Seznam Zprávy and TV Seznam, where he presents his satirical program Happy Monday. In 2018, he won two Křišťálová Lupa awards for the program.
She studied comparative history at the Central European University. She is the author of the Farce After Velvet, study of Czech post-1989 satire. She also dealt with the symbolic dimension of the opening of the first McDonald’s restaurant in Hungary in 1988. She participated in the creation of the Queuing for Change, documentary on social memory of the event.
Czech Language Only