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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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30 Days in the Life of a Czech Warden
30 Days in the Life of a Czech Warden
30 Days in the Life of a Czech Warden
30 Days in the Life of a Czech Warden

30 Days in the Life of a Czech Warden

director: Karel Žalud
original title: 30 dní ze života českého dozorce
country: Czech Republic
year: 2019
running time: 58 min.

synopsis

After the successful and Ji.hlava MFDF Award-winning docuseries, Enclosed World, director Karel Žalud returns to prison once again. This time, he follows the story of Dan Lauf, a young warden working in a small prison in Teplice who leaves his pregnant wife for 30 days to help out at the large prison in Stráž pod Ralskem. His personal story shows not only the prison environment and the specific demands of Lauf's profession, but also the problems of the current Czech prison system.

more about film

director: Karel Žalud
producer: Radomír Šofr
script: Karel Žalud
photography: Tomáš Nováček
editing: Petr Smělík
sound: Michael Míček, Petr Provazník

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