28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The World According to My Dad
The World According to My Dad
The World According to My Dad
The World According to My Dad
The World According to My Dad

The World According to My Dad

director: Marta Kovářová
original title: Jiříkovo vidění
country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
year: 2023
running time: 77 min.


“I thought it would be easier,” admits director Marta Kovářová halfway through the film. In the form of a vivid diary, she captures her father's fight for climate justice. Jiří Svoboda from the Institute of Physics of Materials of the Czech Academy of Sciences came up with an ingeniously simple idea to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He proposes a global carbon price. Accompanied by his daughter's camera and songs, the Brno scientist visits local protest meetings and global environmental summits. The infectious determination of both protagonists, however, clashes with the slothfulness of politicians and the inflexibility of power structures. Yet Svoboda never loses his humour and his belief that certain things make sense simply because they are the right thing to do.

“I wanted to use the film to examine why the world couldn't work the way my dad imagines it in the kitchen.” — Marta Kovářová
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Marta Kovářová (1983) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist in the band Budoár staré dámy and also a visual artist and theatre director. After studying at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Applied Physics at the Faculty of Science at Brno University of Technology, she received her doctorate at the Faculty of Education of Masaryk University, where she now works as an assistant professor at the Department of Art Education. The World According to My Dad is her film debut.

more about film

director: Marta Kovářová
cast: Jindřiška Svobodová, Jiří Svoboda, Štěpán Svoboda, Petr Kovář
producer: Jan Bodnár, Jan Hubáček
script: Marta Kovářová
photography: Marta Kovářová, Petr Kačírek
editing: Varvara Šatunova
sound: Klára Jašková
co-producer: Silvia Panáková
PR: Lucie Medková, Ester Kunštátová
production manager: Barbora Rosochová, Julie Kárová
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