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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Down the Road

Down the Road

original title: Down the Road
country: Belgium
year: 2018
running time: 30 min.

synopsis

Due to common prejudice and stereotypes, many see Down syndrome as an insurmountable obstacle that does not allow one to live a normal life.  The TV show captures groups of handicapped young people going for an adventurous journey around the world during which they face both unusual challenges and every-day issues.

biography

Roses Are Blue is a Belgian production company focusing mainly on production for TV, digital platforms and social media purposes. The company has been awarded multiple awards for the Down the Road TV series. 

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Matchmakers
The show’s motto is: let your friends choose your partner because they know you best. Groups of friends organize three dates for their unsuspecting friend. Each date is planned in advance and subsequently monitored by hidden cameras. After the final revelation, it is only up to the friend who they will go on a romantic trip with.
personal program

Matchmakers

Belgium / 2018 / 60 min.
section: Reality TV
Czech Premiere
Back in Time for the Weekend, The 70s
This reality show makes it possible for a British four-member family to travel in time and experience a different decade each week through “the life of one household” (starting with the 1950s and ending with a fictional future). This entertaining socio-cultural experiment moves smoothly between topics like fashion, technology, and politics, and even covers “what vacuum cleaners meant for women, and mortgages for the middle-class”.

Back in Time for the Weekend, The 70s

Tom McCarthy
United Kingdom / 2016 / 60 min.
section: Reality TV
East European Premiere
Nestlings III
The third part of the documentary series that follows a class of Roma children from the Brno quarter called Bronx for several years. In the first two parts, the children learnt to work with cameras to present a unique testimony about their lives and their families. The third part continues to follow the individual stories of the now teenagers.
personal program

Nestlings III

Kamila Zlatušková
Czech Republic / 2019 / 52 min.
section: Reality TV
World Premiere
Secret Mayor
A group of Dutch mayors have come up with a rather unusual approach to solving problems. Using hidden cameras, they pretend to be journalists or new neighbours and infiltrate local communities. The aim is to understand their thinking so that the mayors can solve their town-specific issues in a better way.
personal program

Secret Mayor

Netherlands / 2019 / 60 min.
section: Reality TV
Czech Premiere
Special Investigation
"Čapí hnízdo" is the case circling Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. Among the key culprits of the case was the prime minister/entrepreneur's son, whom the police tried to find and question for two years to no avail. Sabina Slonková and Jiří Kubík, reporters from Special Investigation, which is an original show that airs on online TV channel Televize Seznam, managed to track down and interview the 35-year-old Andrej Babiš Jr.
personal program

Special Investigation

Czech Republic / 2018 / 34 min.
section: Reality TV
Ambulance
Each hour-long episode presents an exceptionally comprehensive view of the daily work of emergency medical teams, capturing their remarkable activities from the perspective of all involved – from the phone operators, who receive over three thousand calls daily, to the members of the emergency response vehicle crew.

Ambulance

Jo Hughes, Bruce Fletcher
United Kingdom / 2016 / 60 min.
section: Reality TV
Boot Camp: Yes, Sir!
This film portrays what training looks like in today’s professional Czech Army through tracking groups of recruits who participate in the basic course that determines whether the army will take them or not. This observational documentary presents the daily military drills, as well as how the thinking and behavior of the civilians who go through the training changes.Head of the project: Pepe RafajTopic: Pepe Rafaj, Radim Špaček

Boot Camp: Yes, Sir!

Markéta Ekrt Válková, Benjamin Tuček
Czech Republic / 2017 / 40 min.
section: Reality TV
Survivor
18 contestants are dropped off on an abandoned island. They are one by one voted out. They struggle with the lack of food and physically demanding tasks. They have to compete for food, survival equipment and the immunity preventing them to be voted out. The winner of the contest whose strength and tactical thinking beat the others receives a financial award.

Survivor

Lucie Matějíčka Sehnalová, Jiří Volek
United Kingdom, Czech Republic / 2017 / 45 min.
section: Reality TV
Road to Vote
Norbert Hofer and Alexander Van der Bellen each find a magical cash register that can tell the future in the glove compartment of a restored Mercedes. The car’s driver, journalist Hanno Settle, uses this and other playful tasks to supplement traditional discussions with the presidential candidates. This stylized road movie presents politicians better than any billboard flashing by on the highway.

Road to Vote

Elisabeth Gollackner, Robert Reifer
Austria / 2016 / 50 min.
section: Reality TV
Czech Premiere
Doctors: The Czechs are Inventive
This narrative, multi-faceted exploration behind the scenes of medicine literally takes a look at what’s on the other side of the screen. At points with curiosity, at others with a personal, technical, or suspenseful tone, it uses examples of leading Czech doctors (a plastic surgeon, a neurosurgeon, and a cardiologist) to present the social connotations of a service that is acknowledged yet also undervalued.

Doctors: The Czechs are Inventive

Bára Kopecká
Czech Republic / 2016 / 45 min.
section: Reality TV
World Premiere
Hunted
A group of people have the task of remaining in hiding for a month while the world’s best trackers (detectives and secret service personnel) try to find them. Today, we leave behind digital traces with every step – in addition to security cameras, it is also possible to trace activity on social networks and the use of credit cards. Is it possible to completely disappear in the twenty-first century?

Hunted

Georgina Kiedrowski, Abi Mowbray, Tim Lawton, Sam Eastall, Miles Blayden-Ryall, Helen Crampton
United Kingdom / 2015 / 52 min.
section: Reality TV
The Past and Present of the Late-Night Talk Show
A look at the history and current form of this typical American television genre, which has been copied throughout the world. Late-night talk shows have their roots in the late 1950s, and many viewers in the USA and elsewhere are familiar with the format’s great stars from the past (Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, David Letterman) and the present (Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver).The topic will be presented by:Milan Kruml

The Past and Present of the Late-Night Talk Show

90 min.
section: Reality TV
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