28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Vox populi
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Vox populi

Vox populi

director: Josef Švejda
original title: Hlas lidu
country: Czech Republic
year: 2022
running time: 20 min.


Footage shot between 2020 and 2022 gives a vivid picture of the anti-government demonstrations that took place during the coronavirus pandemic. Among the opponents of vaccinations, masks, and politicians, there are representatives of various layers of Czech society who present their personal opinions in authentic interviews.

“A nation that sleeps in a democracy wakes up in a dictatorship.”


Josef Švejda (* 1990) is a graduate of the Master's programme in Communication Studies and Journalism at Charles University and currently a student at the Department of Documentary Film at FAMU. He is a producer and audiovisual artist, and has contributed to a number of magazines in the past. His short film debut was JANG (2022).

more about film

director: Josef Švejda
producer: Ondřej Šejnoha
photography: Kryštof Zvolánek, Josef Švejda
editing: Rosalinda Hálová
music: Ian Mikyska
sound: Jan Mesany
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