24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Why? That’s the question that Evald Schorm posed, and he set out to answer why the Czechoslovak population is aging. The sensitive camera work by Jan Špata draws us into the apartments of families with children, as well as to hospitals where abortions are performed. A pervasive social probe revealed dismal living conditions, primarily of the younger generation.
Evald Schorm (1931-1988) was one of the most prominent figures of the Czech New Wave and was considered an extraordinary talent of Czech film. After 1968 he was banned from filmmaking and began to pursue theater.
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