27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Everything's Fine, Potatoes in Line
director: Piotr Jasiński
original title: Wszystko w Porządku, Ziemniaki w Żołądku
running time: 13 min.
synopsisThe operation of the Turów brown coal mine and electric plant in the area around the Czech-Polish-German tripoint has been springing tensions in international relations. For the Polish, Turów is a means of livelihood, while local Czechs fear an eventual expansion of the plant would lead to drinking water deficiency and other ecological problems. This conflict, seen from a distance, is symbolized by the Czech-Polish contest for the best homemade potato salad, in which Teresa, whose family is employed at the plant, takes part.
“You know, we are just ‘lowly humans’, we don’t decide anything. It would be very bad if we didn’t have water here, but we don’t understand these things, it’s a game amongst those at the top.” – Anonymous protagonist
biographyPiotr Jasiński was born in Poland and he is currently a Master’s degree student at FAMU International as part of the Visegrad Fund Scholarship.
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|sound:||Vojtěch Vilém Cibulka|