28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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BLIX NOT BOMBS

BLIX NOT BOMBS

director: Greta Stocklassa
original title: BLIX NOT BOMBS
country: Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden
year: 2023
running time: 85 min.

synopsis

Q&A with Hans Blix

The former head of the UN Security Council's weapons inspectorate, Swedish diplomat Hans Blix, is currently enjoying a peaceful retirement; nonetheless, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 sent tremors through his life and career. In the wake of the tragedy, he was entrusted with the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the accompanying role of supposed peacemaker who had the ability to influence the future fate of the country. Without any proof of the existence of the weapons, a year and a half later they served as a pretext for the invasion of Iraq by US troops. In her documentary, Greta Stocklassa asks where the limits of diplomacy, human empathy or personal responsibility for political decisions that have an impact on world history begin and end.

“The world has gradually become hostile. Is it just the way one grows up? Why can't we live in peace?” — Greta Stocklassa

biography

Czech-Swedish director Greta Stocklassa (1993) studied documentary filmmaking at FAMU in Prague. In her work between documentary and fiction, she often focuses on the theme of the search for identity, which is also true of her films Medium Grey or The Still Life of Vera, presented at Ji.hlava IDFF in 2015. In her feature debut Kiruna – A Brand New World (2019), she captured the preparations for the relocation of the eponymous mining town in a multi-layered portrait.

more about film

director: Greta Stocklassa
producer: Alžběta Karásková, Radovan Síbrt
script: Greta Stocklassa
photography: Stanislav Adam
editing: Alan Sýs, Jorge Sánchez Calderón
music: Pavel Jan
sound: Pavel Jan
sound design: Pavel Jan
co-producer: Erik Winker, Mario Adamson
associate producer: Petra Dobešová
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
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GEMO
Česká televize
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