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27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Daniel Burda
original title: Dromoracing
country: Czech Republic
year: 2022
running time: 5 min.


This short hybrid essay based on French philosopher Paul Virilio's theory of “dromology” follows a racecar driver named Irina, who enjoys life in the fast lane more than anything else, and a French expert who explains how speed and velocity have always been fundamental factors of political power. The result is a reflection on both the practical and ideological aspects of speed and how velocity relates to gravity, the human experience, presence, and power-driven practices.

“It would be a mistake to forget that wealth is an aspect of speed. One usually assumes that power is linked to wealth. In my opinion, power is first linked to speed. Wealth only comes afterwards.”


Daniel Burda (* 1992) graduated in economics and audiovisual studies from FAMU. In addition to his experimental films and video productions, he also focuses on photography and splicing together a variety of artistic mediums, including musical compositions. His works were presented as part of the Metabolic Perspective (“Metabolický pohled”) exhibition at GAMU. His film Short Improvisation on Whatever Jacob Appelbaum Meant When He Wrote “Selector“ (2020) was screened at Ji.hlava IDFF.

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director: Daniel Burda
cast: Marie-Luisa Purkrábková
producer: Ondřej Šejnoha
photography: Patrik Balonek, Anežka Horová
music: Jakub Vacík
sound: Jan Licek
sound design: Jakub Vacík
výprava: Mia Kordová
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