28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Citizen Miko
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Citizen Miko
Citizen Miko
Citizen Miko

Citizen Miko

director: Robin Kvapil
original title: More Miko
country: Czech Republic
year: 2022
running time: 75 min.

synopsis

Miko is a truck driver, his father is Romani, and above all he is a man who wanted to help those in need. When the Czech government was looking for reasons not to take in a few dozen children from Greek refugee camps after the chemical attacks on Syrian civilians in 2018, Miko took justice into his own hands and, together with the Czechs Helping initiative, prepared facilities for child refugees. However, government officials gave priority to political interests. Will parliamentary elections and a change of ministries save the situation? An unflattering but accurately portrayal of the Czech Republic as a country that will only offer a helping hand when it is worthwhile.

“The country today doesn’t actually allow you to act according to your conscience.”

biography

Robin Kvapil (* 1982) is a graduate of theatre directing at JAMU and the Department of Documentary Film at FAMU. His feature debut was a comedy about Brno’s genius loci, Everything Will Be Fine (2017), and his documentary debut was a film reportage from Michal Horáček’s presidential campaign, We Can Do Better (co-directed by Radim Procházka, 2018).

more about film

director: Robin Kvapil
producer: Martina Štrunc
photography: Stanislav Adam, Šimon Dvořáček, Robin Kvapil, Petr Salaba, David Šachl, Jan Šípek, Tomáš Uhlík
editing: Josef Krajbich
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