26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Industrie - Factory for Capitalism
director: Ivo Bystřičan
original title: Industrie - Továrna na kapitalismus
country: Czech Republic
running time: 26 min.
synopsisNovember 1989 brought democracy and faith in economic prosperity. Like other state-run enterprises, Tatra Kopřivnice was to be transferred into private hands. However, the company’s privatization has become one example of the naive reliance on market forces and on the honesty of the "heroes" of early capitalism. The initial euphoria was soon replaced by disillusionment.
biographyIvo Bystřičan (1980) studied documentary film, social policy, and sociology. In films such as Permanent Address – Prague (2008), Copper Age (2010) and Byeway (2014), he contemplates the problems faced by the world today within the broader socio-political, economic and environmental context. Currently he works on the multidiscipinary Czech-Icelandic project Future Landscapes, feature documentary Climategeddon and docu-serie about crisis management in history with Czech Academy of Science.
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