24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Tomáš Baťa created unique factory production in the middle of a town that he had built for his employees complete with civic infrastructure. In line with this philosophy, the Baťa brothers set up dozens satellite town reminiscent of Zlín all over the world. Some of them still serve their original purpose, others stand as mere reminders of the famous factories. Poetic episodes take place in standard terrace houses that provide a video clip backdrop for young Croatians or symbolize the life devoted to Baťa in Batadorp, Netherlands. Five protagonists from different continents tell their overlapping stories influenced by the Baťa system.
‘Baťa’s motivational motto “Today a Dream, Tomorrow Reality”, painted in large letters on the wall that divided the factory from the town, has always seemed incredibly sad to me. It would be much better to live according to a motto “Today Reality, But Tomorrow a Dream”.’ K. Zalabáková
biographyBesides working as a dramaturge and director for Czech Television, Karolina Zalabáková (1983) is active with the Cinebonbon production studio and with Telepunk, which she founded in collaboration with Kamila Zlatušková. Director Petr Babinec (1985) is in charge of production at Kouzelná Animace and along with Zalabáková is currently studying for his doctorate at the Audiovisual Studio at Tomáě Baťa University in Zlín.
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|director:||Petr Babinec, Karolina Zalabáková|
|producer:||Karolina Zalabáková, Lukáš Gargulák, Martina Šantavá, Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně|
|editing:||Libor Nemeškal, Jiří Fiala|