Grief

(Žal žen)

The heroines of the film are seriously concerned about the future of humanity and the planet. They organise activist events within the Czech branch of the Extinction Rebellion movement, which raises awareness about the impacts of the global environmental crisis.

Extremely dry soil, dead animals in the fires of Australia and other visible effects of climate change every day lead to anguish and hopelessness, for which the term environmental grief is used. One way of dealing with the crisis is to take a proactive approach to environmental protection. The heroines of the film embark on this path. With their radical but strictly non-violent gatherings in public spaces, they call for a "Rebellion against extinction" to prevent ecological collapse. Rebels, sometimes mothers of small children, guided by their innermost desire to protect the country for future generations, courageously stand in the way of lawmen in vehicle blockades or during a symbolic burial of humanity, but also reflect on the importance and problems of radical activism in general.

Impact

You can contribute towards the post-production of the brand new film Grief through a HitHit campaign. An organised group of environmental rebels captured director Andrea Culková’s attention, and you can enjoy some of their activities as a reward for making a HitHit contribution. For example, you can support the film by purchasing a voucher for the Extinction Rebellion creative workshops, buying a rebel action set, or a rebel haircut inspired by the style of one of the film’s protagonists.

World premiere

About the film

Director: Andrea Culková
Czech Republic
2020 | 92 min.

Language: Czech, English

Subtitles: Czech, English

Director

Andrea Culková

Festival guest on days
Mar 05 - Mar 14, 2020

Filmography
2020 - Grief
2016 - H*art on
2016 - Czech journal: Don’t Take My Life
2014 - Sugar Blues

Andrea Culková

Screenings

08. 03. 20:30 Svetozor - Large Hall
DiscussionZdeňka Voštová, psychologist
Andrea Culková, director
Tickets
12. 03. 22:00 Atlas - Small Hall
Tickets
13. 03. 20:30 Ponrepo
DiscussionAndrea Culková, director
Zdeňka Voštová, psychologist
Alexander Ač, climatologist
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