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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Chasing Coral
Chasing Coral
Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral

director: Jeff Orlowski
original title: Chasing Coral
country: United States
year: 2017
running time: 6 min.

synopsis

Coral reefs are disappearing from the world at an unprecedented rate. An exploration of life under the surface of the ocean thanks to a team of scientists, cameramen, and divers is accompanied by the researchers’ narrative, documenting the heretofore unseen changes in the oceans, revealing their worlds and ways of life and extinction.

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director: Jeff Orlowski

other films in the section

Unrest VR
A stunning rendition of the situation - a person tied by disease to a bed, based on documentation of neurosensory responses to pain or fainting. The viewer goes through difficult-to-imagine situations while experiencing the freedom of floating in their own inner landscape. 

Unrest VR

Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe
United States, France, United Kingdom / 2017 / 20 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Mind Palace
An evocation of the emotions and the learning and emotional processes that take place in our mind during sensitive communications situations between partners or during divorce, the film experiments primarily with possible ways of depicting different points of view in virtual reality.

Mind Palace

Carl Krause, Dominik Stockhausen
Germany / 2018 / 10 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Each Branch Determined
A timeless reflection on caring for the environment based on the depictions of approaches to restoring and managing land and natural resources, set 150 years in an post-apocalyptic future in which various ethnic groups in the state of New Mexico work together to care for their region as well as the social and cultural background of their community.

Each Branch Determined

Postcommodity
United States / 2017 / 6 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Das Totale Tanz Theater
This sophisticated tribute to the influential artistic movement known as Bauhaus realizes the stage experiments of Oskar Schlemmer and Walter Gropius in ways that have never been possible before. Using a Richard Siegal choreography during which the audience is free to come close to the dancers, this work explores the structured quality and the possibility to influence space while every element of the dance, musical, costumes, stage design and sound design is a reference to the Bauhaus style.

Das Totale Tanz Theater

Diana Schniedermeier , Maya Puig
Germany / 2018 / 8 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Dinner Party
A hybrid narrative approach tells the true story of Betty and Barney Hill, a mixed-race couple, who reported the first known case of abduction by a UFO in 1961. They recount the supernatural events during a dinner with friends, telling the story while under hypnosis. 

Dinner Party

Angel Manuel Soto
United States / 2017 / 13 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Rhizomat VR
A dystopian interactive look at free will, set in a time when democracy has been replaced by the omnipotent rule of the Institute for Method, which engages in regular inspections of people’s thoughts and whose totalitarian rule is opposed by the underground group known as Rhizomat, which seeks alternatives to this dictatorial social order.

Rhizomat VR

Mona el Gammal
Germany / 2017 / 12 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Space Explorers: A New Dawn
Astronauts and researchers guide the viewer through the spaces where they exercise and work, leading to speculation about the reasons and context for their work, cooperation with space agencies, the latest plans and progress in the exploration of deep space, and questions about understanding our planet, galaxy, and universe. 

Space Explorers: A New Dawn

Paul Raphaël, Félix Lajeunesse
Canada / 2018 / 19 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Home After War
The story of a father who returns to his home in the Iraqi town of Fallujah, where all around are makeshift explosives. When his son dies tragically, it shows the home as a place where you are afraid.

Home After War

Gayatri Parameswaran, Felix Gaedtke
Iraq, Germany, United States / 2018 / 20 min.
section: Virtual Reality
August 68
Thee Czech Radio project allows us to see what the young man has seen, when hindering the passage of Soviet tank with his own body. As well we can try position of the soldier who controlled the tank. The experience is based on a real photo of this moment. It is always going through two participants at a time, and their roles will be exchanged.

August 68

Czech Republic / 2018 / 10 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Bloodless
This story traces the footsteps of a prostitute who was brutally murdered by an American solider in 1992. Filmed in the vicinity of the American military base where the crime took place, in Dongducheon Camptown in South Korea, it shows where she spend the last hours of her life. 

Bloodless

Gina Kim
South Korea, United States / 2017 / 12 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Overview - Part 1
This stroll among objects in space, from the planets of our solar system to galaxies beyond the Milky Way, was created with the cooperation of scientists and based on NASA data. It addresses questions such as “how big is our galaxy?” or “how far are we from the sun?”. 

Overview - Part 1

Paul Mezier, Amaury Solignac
France / 2017 / 5 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Dolphin Man
Through an immersion into the depths of the ocean and the protagonists’ narratives, who have for years engaged in the sensory reaction of humans in the slowly revealed depths, the viewer examines what happens to the human body and mind in this environment.

Dolphin Man

Benoît Lichté
France / 2017 / 4 min.
section: Virtual Reality
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