26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Echoes of Ji.hlava IDFF in Warsaw
Czech Gaze: Echoes of Ji.hlava at Watch Docs will present five films that have strongly resonated with Ji.hlava’s audience in the past three years. The presented film titles look behind the scenes of the 2018 presidential campaign, explore the rise of intolerance towards Islam in the Czech society, the working conditions of the worst paid jobs and the life in the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station, which now serves as a refuge to immigrants and other marginalized groups. The audience will also be offered an insight into the world of autism, which redefines the seemingly firm boundaries between “otherness” and normality.
Central Bus Station
dir.: Tomáš Elšík
Czech Republic, 2018, 75 min.
* Special mention in the Czech Joy section / Ji.hlava IDFF 2018
Czech Journal: Czech Allah
dir.: Zuzana Piussi
Czech Republic, 2016, 82 min
* premiered at Ji.hlava IDFF 2016
Czech Journal: The Limits of Work
dir.: Apolena Rychlíková
Czech Republic, 2017, 70 min
* Best Czech Documentary Film & Audience Award at Ji.hlava IDFF 2017
Normal Autistic Film
dir.: Miroslav Janek
Czech Republic, 2016, 90 min
* Best Czech Documentary Film / Ji.hlava IDFF 2016
We Can Do Better
dir.: Radim Procházka, Robin Kvapil
Czech Republic, 2018, 74 min.
* premiered at Ji.hlava IDFF 2018
More information and screening times are available at the Watch Docs website.