28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
This documentary film, which is based on the field-recording research method, gives space to the physical places where important energy, natural, and political processes take place. The director, musicians Václav Havelka and Pan Throrarensen, philosopher Lukáš Likavčan, and field-recordists Sara Pinheiro and Magnús Bergson all ask the question: “What are sounds that we don’t attach any importance to in our everyday lives trying to tell us and how can they predict the sequence of events that affects our lives?” Here, sound becomes a tool that can oftentimes capture geological time better than an image.
“The aim of this Czech-Icelandic art project is to focus primarily on future critical infrastructure and breaking points through sound.” — Ivo Bystřičan
biographyCzech documentary filmmaker, programmer, and publicist Ivo Bystřičan (* 1980) studied documentary filmmaking at FAMU in Prague and sociology at FSS MU in Brno. He made his debut with the feature-length film Byeway (2014). For more than a decade now, his creative work and involvement in the public space have seen him engage with social and environmental topics.
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