25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The changing climate situation has an impact on Czech farmers. Agriculture ceases to be the expert domain of farmers and its condition becomes the topic of broader public discussion. Depleted soil, land divided mostly into large areas, policy supporting agricultural corporations are an unfavourable ground zero. How to transform our agriculture in order to avert the negative trends and withhold the pressure of climate change? What role do state subsidies and the farmers themselves play?
Private farmer and businessman from Domašín u Studené. Jan has been the Vice-Chairman of the Association of Private Agriculture of the Czech Republic since 2013. He also works as a forensic expert in the field of economics and engineering, motor vehicles, and agricultural machinery. He graduated from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, where he majored in agricultural mechanization. Since 1991, he has managed a private family farm near Jindřichův Hradec, which is largely operated under the principles of organic farming.
Alena graduated from Brno College of Agriculture (today's Mendel University). After working for the government (environmental protection, the agricultural agency), she worked at the Bioinstitut, o.p.s. (public benefit organisation) in Olomouc. Currently, she's a very active retiree.
Expert in environmental protection, Czech Minister of the Environment in Fischer's government from May to November 2009, vice-president of the LES party since 2017. One of the highest-ranking Czechs in the EU administration. Since 2005, he worked at the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission as the Director of the Department for the Protection of Natural Resources and Biodiversity. From 2011 to 2017, he worked as a Deputy Director-General of the General Directorate for Health and Consumer Protection. Since 2018, he is the Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia.
Director of the prominent environmental organization Hnutí DUHA (Friends of the Earth Czech Republic). Anna has worked in the non-profit sector since 2018, prior to which she headed the Center for Transport and Energy. Between 2014 and 2017, she headed the Department for Sustainable Development at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, which ensured coordination across ministries on the sustainable development agenda. Anna and her team prepared the Czech Republic 2030 development strategy.
In cooperation with Hnutí DUHA - Friends of the Earth Czech Republic.