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25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Droplets
Droplets
Droplets
Droplets
Droplets

Droplets

director: Jitka Cejkova
original title: Kapky
country: Czech Republic, United Kingdom
year: 2018
running time: 5 min.

synopsis

The film takes a look at the lifelike behavior of inanimate matter in the form of droplets, allowing us to observe a change in shape or collective behavior. These droplets, like the robots in the famous work R.U.R., are made of chemically synthesized matter that resembles living matter, and the film thus allows the viewer to empathize with the feelings of the mad scientist Rossum from Čapek’s play.



“Our film aims to pay tribute to pioneering ideas in the field of robotics and show new ways in which they can be used to create art.” J. Čejková

biography

Jitka Čejková works as an associate professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Chemical Technology in Prague. Among other things, she is currently investigating the properties of droplets and their similarity to living cells. She published the book Robot 100, which was published in honor of Čapek’s play R.U.R. and aims to introduce the general public to the development of artificial life and intelligence, from the first use of the word “robot” to the present day.

more about film

director: Jitka Cejkova
photography: Jitka Cejkova
editing: Jitka Cejkova
music: Simon Hickinbotham
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
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