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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Show me the war

Show me the war

director: Zdeněk Chaloupka
original title: Ukažte mi válku
country: Czech Republic
year: 2016
running time: 40 min.

synopsis

Fixers are local guides who tell journalists how to get the best images of war – from what angle to shoot a ruined airport, which checkpoint to pass through and which to avoid. A wartime road movie from eastern Ukraine, the film follows the fixer Ruslan and a Columbian television crew that wants just one thing – to see war.

biography

Zdeněk Chaloupka (1988) is studying documentary film at FAMU. He is interested in migration and refugee issues, and collaborates with non-profit organizations.

more about film

director: Zdeněk Chaloupka
producer: Ondřej Šejnoha
photography: Zdeněk Chaloupka
editing: Ilona Malá
sound: Miroslav Chaloupka

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TON - Work instruction

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