27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Znásilnění pod kůží
Znásilnění pod kůží
Znásilnění pod kůží
Znásilnění pod kůží

Znásilnění pod kůží

director: Kateřina Hrochová
original title: Znásilnění pod kůží
country: Czech Republic
year: 2021
running time: 52 min.


Whether we’re women or men, we’re all central characters in this made-for-TV documentary produced by Czech Television. We play the traditional roles that are so ingrained in our heads and we’re willing to accept the prejudices and opinions of the majority of society. The system relies heavily on the functionality of people alone, but this form of harmony doesn't work in every case. Sexual violence against women will never be an important-enough issue until we start taking rape victims’ traumas seriously and until institutions start helping these victims adequately by offering solutions that are both empathetic and sensitive to their needs. Among other things, this documentary seeks answers as to why a large percentage of women don’t report rape at all or report it only after suffering a long period of depression and self-humiliation.


Kateřina Hrochová is a Czech journalist, screenwriter, and director. Her main focus is investigative journalism. She has collaborated on projects for the program Firsthand. She is also noted for being behind the subject matter and serving as creative producer for the docusoap series Golden Boys, Life is on the Line, and Girls Under Lock and Key.

more about film

director: Kateřina Hrochová
producer: Radomír Šofr
script: Kateřina Hrochová, Jaroslav Hroch
photography: Jiří Krejčík ml. , Bohumír Bouček
editing: Krasimira Velitchkova
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
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