28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Tamara Moyzes
original title: Riot
country: Czech Republic
year: 2005
running time: 6 min.


Tamara Moyzes graduated from the New Media Studio in 2005 with this project consisting of a three-channel video installation, for which she received the award for the best thesis project of the year at the Academy of Fine Arts. She later edited the triptych into a kind of promo video, which highlights her central theme as an artist, namely the sexualization of violence in a political context. The protagonist of the film is Liad, a twenty-six-year-old Jewish citizen of Israel who studies Middle Eastern political science and also makes a living as a dominatrix. Due to her political beliefs and free thinking with regard to sexuality, she often finds herself in conflict with the laws of her own country.


Tamara Moyzes is an Israeli-Slovak political artist, curator, and documentary filmmaker living and working in Prague. Her work focuses on the status of minorities, xenophobia, racism, nationalism, queer issues, and the conflict in the Middle East. She was born in Bratislava, where she graduated from the Secondary School of Applied Art. She then studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and at the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv, Israel. She studied at the New Media Studio of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague from 2000 to 2005.

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