28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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8 and 1 Year of the War
8 and 1 Year of the War

8 and 1 Year of the War

director: Dariia Kovalchuk
original title: 8 a 1 rok války
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 4 min.


What can a refugee in a foreign country do to help his country win a war? And what must he go through in doing so? In this film, you will walk from Old Town Square in Prague to Wenceslas Square and you will see. Or will you hear?


Dariia Kovalchuk (born 2003) was born in Donetsk region, Ukraine. In 2014, she had to move to Kiev, where she studied documentary filmmaking at the University of Kiev. In 2022 she participated in the academic mobility program at FAMU, where she is now continuing her studies at the Department of Documentary Film.

more about film

director: Dariia Kovalchuk
producer: Lenka Medová
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas