28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Why Us?

director: Janek Jirků
original title: Proč právě my?
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 39 min.


The miniseries follows the stories of four families who have to deal with the worst that can happen to parents. With the child's illness. The director deliberately chose the stories of child patients from different age groups – from toddlers to teenagers – for the delicate subject. Fortunately, three of the sick children responded very well to chemotherapy and are doing well today. Tomáš, who wanted filming, has not been so lucky yet.


Janek Jirků worked in Prague's Minor Theatre, realized over forty mostly original productions. In 2013, he was at the birth of the entertainment-educational program of the ČT Déčko channel, called TvMiniUni. He also took part in another entertaining and educational series Kája a Mat+Ema+Tika (2018) or the program Bačovy razprávky (2018). He is the author of successful children's books.

more about film

director: Janek Jirků
producer: Martina Šantavá
photography: Adam Olha
editing: Zdeněk Marek
music: Jiří Hradil
sound: Dominik Dolejší
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
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