First-Time Voters 2021

Prvovoliči 2021

Much of 2021 in the Czech Republic was marked by the autumn parliamentary elections. What role does politics play in the lives of people who have just had the opportunity to vote for the first time?

Director Markéta Ekrt Válková set out to film students from different schools and social classes a few months before the election. She was interested in what was important to them and how they saw their future, but above all in their relationship to politics. A diverse group of protagonists with different preferences generally approach the elections in a responsible way, studying party platforms, attending meetings, debating with teachers, friends, parents and the politicians themselves. But they also have responsibilities that cannot be put on hold: first they need to pass their final exams and finish school. How much time are young people willing to devote to politicians who often forget about their needs?

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About the film

Czech Republic
2022 / 53 min.

Director
Markéta Ekrt Válková

Language
Czech

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Markéta Ekrt Válková

Markéta Ekrt Válková

2022 - First-Time Voters 2021
2017 - Boot Camp: Yes, Sir!

Screenings

24. 3.
21:00 h
Praha: Světozor MS
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
Discussion
Markéta Ekrt Válková, director
Matyáš Toušek, protagonist
28. 3.
17:30 h
Praha: Evald
Discussion
Markéta Ekrt Válková, director
Pavlína Dobešová, protagonist
Milan Rodriguez , protagonist
31. 3.
20:00 h
Praha: Městská knihovna VS
Film block Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
Discussion
Georgia Hejduková, protagonist
Matyáš Toušek, protagonist
Tereza Hyťhová, protagonist
Petr Šiller, protagonist

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