27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Planetary Thermodynamics : Energy Justice
director: Michal Mitro
original title: Planetary Thermodynamics : Energy Justice
country: Czech Republic
running time: 18 min.
synopsisBlurring the lines between documentary and fiction, this recent work by Michal Mitro presents a new semblance of our future world in which energy, as a universal and indestructible force, determines the order of global activities and relationships. The film is a reflection on what a post-capitalist society can look like when energy justice prevails and when both human and extra-human factors are involved.
“The visual language of this work juxtaposes the workings of society where energy justice has been established through speculative archaeological research conducted in a contemporary communal garden from the viewpoint of future's utopia.”
biographyMichal Mitro is a interdisciplinary artist and researcher. He studied psychology and sociology at Masaryk University. Throughout his oeuvre, he reflects on the relationship between everyday life, human life, and the extra-human world, as well as on the relationship between artificial and natural objects. In his works, we often find hypothetical preconceptions of a sustainable future.
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