28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Energy Energy

Energy Energy

director: Karel Doing
original title: Energy Energy
country: Netherlands
year: 1999
running time: 7 min.


A found footage film is a collage of documentary and training films from the first half of the 20th century. What connects them is the idea of progress and technological development and exploitation of the natural and human resources. The film is congenially complemented by the mechanical rhythms by a French composer Pierre Bastien.


Karel Doing (* 1965) is an experimental filmmaker, artist and researcher who lives in the UK. During his PhD studies he invented “phytography”, a technique that uses the chemical reactions in plants in filmmaking. His works are driven by the desire for the alternative ways of gaining knowledge. At the IFDF Ji.hlava we could already see his film Liquidator (2011).

more about film

director: Karel Doing
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas