26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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We are epicenters of the earthquake
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We are epicenters of the earthquake
We are epicenters of the earthquake
We are epicenters of the earthquake
We are epicenters of the earthquake
We are epicenters of the earthquake
We are epicenters of the earthquake

We are epicenters of the earthquake

director: Tomáš Hlaváček
original title: Jsme epicentry zemětřesení
country: Czech Republic
year: 2020
running time: 40 min.

synopsis

The earth is scorched; trees are dying; species are becoming extinct; rivers are drying up. Human interventions have thrown the ecosystem off balance. The irreversible changes will have a devastating impact. A trip of a young urban couple to the country provides a base for a spontaneous poetic contemplation on dried-up landscape and mankind's environmental grief. Nature has ceased to be a relaxing place. Looking at nature can cause anguish. In this film about contradictions of ecological awareness, the ability to articulate such grief, be it through a prosaic statement or poem, meets the inability to let go off one's thoughts and feelings, to think outside the box and act on it.

 

biography

Tomáš Hlaváček (1988) studied philosophy and media studies at Masaryk University in Brno and later documentary filmmaking at FAMU in Prague. In his work, he offers a critical perspective on current social and cultural issues. He is a co-director of Když máš práci, máš všechno (Once You Have a Job, You Have Everything, 2016) and the director of Stadion (The Stadium, 2018).

more about film

director: Tomáš Hlaváček
producer: Ondřej Šejnoha, Kristýna Žďárská
script: Tomáš Hlaváček
photography: David Ticháček
editing: Varvara Šatunova
music: Daniel Klag
sound: Ondřej Rozum
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