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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Boot Camp: Yes, Sir!

Boot Camp: Yes, Sir!

director: Markéta Ekrt Válková, Benjamin Tuček
original title: Provedu: Přijímač
country: Czech Republic
year: 2017
running time: 40 min.

synopsis

This film portrays what training looks like in today’s professional Czech Army through tracking groups of recruits who participate in the basic course that determines whether the army will take them or not. This observational documentary presents the daily military drills, as well as how the thinking and behavior of the civilians who go through the training changes.

Head of the project: Pepe Rafaj
Topic: Pepe Rafaj, Radim Špaček

biography

Czech screenwriter, photographer and author Benjamin Tuček gained his first significant professional experience as assistant director for Saša Gedeon’s Return of the Idiot (1999). He debuted in 2002 with Děvčátko, a surrealist story from a Prague housing estate. His achieved his greatest acclaim as the screenwriter for the internationally successful Protektor (Marek Najbrt, 2009) or as a director of the documentary film The Plan (2014). Tuček has also published the short story collection Very Short Waves (2009) and helped create the TV series Therapy (2011).

The works of Markéta Ekrt-Válková (1973) are closely connected with Czech Television projects, whether we consider the film Childhood: A Reason to Grow Up (2007), about how different generations experience childhood, or the series Four in the Family Way (2013).

more about film

director: Markéta Ekrt Válková, Benjamin Tuček
producer: Petr Kubica, Veronika Slámová
photography: David Cysař, Lukáš Hyksa
editing: Anna Johnson Ryndová, Evženie Brabcová

other films in the section

Enclosed World
This docu-soap offers an insight into prison staff’s daily life and, using stories of three offenders in different stages of their imprisonment, presents an overview of our current correctional system. Its message transcends to reflections on guilt, punishment, justice and the possibility of rehabilitation or change in our prisons. 

Enclosed World

Karel Žalud
Czech Republic / 2017 / 40 min.
section: Reality TV
Work in Progress
Special Investigation
"Čapí hnízdo" is the case circling Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. Among the key culprits of the case was the prime minister/entrepreneur's son, whom the police tried to find and question for two years to no avail. Sabina Slonková and Jiří Kubík, reporters from Special Investigation, which is an original show that airs on online TV channel Televize Seznam, managed to track down and interview the 35-year-old Andrej Babiš Jr.
personal program

Special Investigation

Czech Republic / 2018 / 34 min.
section: Reality TV
The Past and Present of the Late-Night Talk Show
A look at the history and current form of this typical American television genre, which has been copied throughout the world. Late-night talk shows have their roots in the late 1950s, and many viewers in the USA and elsewhere are familiar with the format’s great stars from the past (Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, David Letterman) and the present (Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver).The topic will be presented by:Milan Kruml

The Past and Present of the Late-Night Talk Show

90 min.
section: Reality TV
One Man Show
One of the longest broadcasted programmes in the history of Stream, an Internet TV, is based on creative disruptions of the standards of commercial TV stations. The episode that undermined the shooting of a reality cooking show, Prostřeno (Come Dine With Me), and touched on the problems of people who suffer from Tourette syndrome was one of those whose broadcast caused a media scandal.

One Man Show

Markus Krug, Kazma Kazmitch
Czech Republic / 2017 / 33 min.
section: Reality TV
Secret Mayor
A group of Dutch mayors have come up with a rather unusual approach to solving problems. Using hidden cameras, they pretend to be journalists or new neighbours and infiltrate local communities. The aim is to understand their thinking so that the mayors can solve their town-specific issues in a better way.
personal program

Secret Mayor

Netherlands / 2019 / 60 min.
section: Reality TV
Czech Premiere
Hunted
A group of people have the task of remaining in hiding for a month while the world’s best trackers (detectives and secret service personnel) try to find them. Today, we leave behind digital traces with every step – in addition to security cameras, it is also possible to trace activity on social networks and the use of credit cards. Is it possible to completely disappear in the twenty-first century?

Hunted

Georgina Kiedrowski, Abi Mowbray, Tim Lawton, Sam Eastall, Miles Blayden-Ryall, Helen Crampton
United Kingdom / 2015 / 52 min.
section: Reality TV
Stripped
How many things do we need to be happy? Stripped is a social experiment: the participants initially surrender everything they have, including cellphones and clothing. For each of the next thirty days, they reclaim one item per day. Those who complete this survival test uncover their attitude towards belongings and discover what is truly important in their lives.

Stripped

Rune Andersen
United Kingdom, Denmark / 2015 / 28 min.
section: Reality TV
Down the Road
Due to common prejudice and stereotypes, many see Down syndrome as an insurmountable obstacle that does not allow one to live a normal life.  The TV show captures groups of handicapped young people going for an adventurous journey around the world during which they face both unusual challenges and every-day issues.
personal program

Down the Road

Belgium / 2018 / 30 min.
section: Reality TV
Czech Premiere
The Magnificent Five (working title)
After living in an institution for twenty-eight years, Petr relocates to a training apartment, where he is preparing for a possible move into the “real world”. This untraditional look at a socially sensitive issue from the inside out, without the standard preconceived views of sympathy or irony, shows that the basic principles underlying interpersonal relationships are always the same – touching, humorous, and fragile.

The Magnificent Five (working title)

Zuzana Kirchnerová Špidlová, Erika Hníková, Tomáš Bojar
Czech Republic / 2017 / 40 min.
section: Reality TV
World Premiere
Nestlings III
The third part of the documentary series that follows a class of Roma children from the Brno quarter called Bronx for several years. In the first two parts, the children learnt to work with cameras to present a unique testimony about their lives and their families. The third part continues to follow the individual stories of the now teenagers.
personal program

Nestlings III

Kamila Zlatušková
Czech Republic / 2019 / 52 min.
section: Reality TV
World Premiere
Adult Contemporary: Experimental Music Video 016
Music programmer and curator Pavel Klusák presents abstract and experimental films as a window onto the radicalization of the term “music video.” Noise, drone, feedback, sound collages, field recordings, deep electronica, improvised interactions, the post-technological world: experimental music as a source of inspiration and provocation for contemporary visual artists. Matthew Revert and Vanessa Rossetto, Franck Vigroux and Mika Vainio, Jon Rafman and Oneohtrix Point Never, and other collaborative efforts.---The Workshop is led by Pavel Klusák

Adult Contemporary: Experimental Music Video 016

90 min.
section: Reality TV
Doctors: The Czechs are Inventive
This narrative, multi-faceted exploration behind the scenes of medicine literally takes a look at what’s on the other side of the screen. At points with curiosity, at others with a personal, technical, or suspenseful tone, it uses examples of leading Czech doctors (a plastic surgeon, a neurosurgeon, and a cardiologist) to present the social connotations of a service that is acknowledged yet also undervalued.

Doctors: The Czechs are Inventive

Bára Kopecká
Czech Republic / 2016 / 45 min.
section: Reality TV
World Premiere
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Evropská unie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
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