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Our Czech Docs sparkled at One World Prague! Awards for the Normal Autistic Film and A Hole in the Head!

The Czech Competition Jury this year for the first time selected the best film from among Czech documentary productions and co-productions. One World created this new jury in order to support the presentation of Czech documentary films at foreign festivals.

The Czech Competition Jury Award went to Miroslav Janek’s Normal Autistic Film (Czech Republic | 2016 | 88 min.). The documentary shows the rich inner lives of children with autism and the ways they cope with the world around them. Just to remind, the film also won the Czech Lion Award and the Czech Film Critics Award.

“This is an exquisitely crafted and masterfully edited film with a wonderful and uplifting story about the inner lives of five exceptional children, whose hidden worlds are revealed to us in a beautiful way,” the jury said.

Screening of awarded film Normal Autistic Film - Wednesday, 15 March from 7:00 p.m. at Atlas.

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The Czech Competition Jury gave Special Mention to Robert Kirchhoff’s documentary A Hole in the Head (Czech Republic, Slovakia | 2016 | 88 min.). The film presents rare testimony about the Roma Holocaust.

“This is a powerful and poetic film that reminds us that we still don’t know everything about the Holocaust,” the jury said. ”The director and his crew create a visual landscape for an important testimony of the Roma people and acknowledge them among the forgotten victims of the Second World War.”

 A Hole in the Head

 

It is a great honour to have you in our catalog  - sincere congratulations to both titles!

more info: https://www.oneworld.cz/2017/news/224-nowhere-to-hide-named-best-film-at-one-world-2017