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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Infiltration: The Health Business
Infiltration: The Health Business
Infiltration: The Health Business
Infiltration: The Health Business

Infiltration: The Health Business

director: Šárka Maixnerová
original title: Infiltrace: Obchod se zdravím
country: Czech Republic
year: 2018
running time: 62 min.

synopsis

After fifteen years, Czech Television has filmed a sequel to its successful documentary cycle Infiltration. This time around, the filmmakers focused on psychosomatic medicine in the Czech Republic. Unhappy with the quality of medical care and with doctors’ lack of empathy and time, many patients have turned to “alternative” treatments. 
But if “alternative” treatment is offered by academically certified doctors and psychologists, are they just as responsible for their actions in non-medical facilities as they are in regular doctors’ offices and hospitals? The documentary uncovers the scandalous medical practices at one Prague facility, shot over the course of one year using a hidden camera.

more about film

director: Šárka Maixnerová
producer: Lenka Poláková
script: Šárka Maixnerová
photography: Krunoslav Keteleš, Kryštof Maixner
editing: Krasimira Velitchkova

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