Documentary: All for the Good of the World and Nošovice (Vše pro dobro světa a Nošovic)
22.03.2012 / 19:00
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March 22, 2012, 7 pm - Hyundai purchases one of the largest plots of land in the Czech Republic's history to build an automobile plant. This politically engaged film examines a community that now yields cars. The film is part of the Environmental Film Festival!
All for the Good of the World and Nošovice (Vše pro dobro světa a Nošovic)
Directed by: Vít Klusák, Czech Republic, 2010, 82 min, in Czech with English subtitles
Synopsis: In the small Czech village of Nošovice – as the locals put it – a UFO has landed in the form of a kilometer-long factory: a Korean Hyundai automobile plant. The village, famous mostly for its sauerkraut and “Radegast” beer, was thus turned into an industrial zone, the largest greenfield investment project in the Czech Republic’s history. For a long time, many farmers resisted selling the land upon which the factory stood. Eventually, they all succumbed under the pressure from the neighbors and even anonymous death threats. The filmmakers returned to Nošovice two years after the dramatic property buyouts, at the time when the factory has just started churning out cheap cars. Combining the perspectives of seven characters, they have composed a portrayal of a place that is playful and chilling at the same time: a politically engaged absurd flick about a field that yields cars.
The screening is part of the Environmental Film Festival (EFF) in Washington, DC!
Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
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