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DCEFF Screening: Wilder Than Wilderness

Date: 21 March 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, will screen Wilder than Wilderness (Planeta Česko) on March 21, at 6 pm. Join us as we uncover the resiliency of plants and animals in the Czech Republic.



Directed by: Marián Polák, 2017, 83 minutes

Near us, in former mines, on mountain tops, on housing estates and at railway stations, nature takes back what man stole. The wildlife film-essay focuses on the resilient power and variety of Czech nature. Within the environment of open cast brown coalmines and spoil tips reminiscent of a lunar landscape, one finds paradoxically a true tale of an impregnable wild countryside. For most people, it is a symbol of an ecological catastrophe, same as the abandoned industrial complexes, former army training ranges or dense woods gobbled up by the bark beetle. But for nature, they are untamed spots which bring with them a process of recuperation and self-preservation. Just beyond our backyard, we see everyday dramas of animals and plants taking place which tend to fascinate us in films that come from the far reaches of our planet.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/309244986

Rated for All Ages

Marian Polák | Director

Marian Polák is a director, cinematographer and producer. He specializes in creating natural history and popular science documentaries. For his documentary Living Image of a Better World, he received the prestigious FITES Trilobit award, as well as recognition at the Ekofilm and Naturvision festivals. As a cameraman and producer, he worked on the ten-part series Stories of Curious Naturalists, directed by Jan Hošek. He co-produced the films Bats in the Dark and The World according to Termites, which received the Grand Prize at the Life Sciences Film Festival. Additionally, he has shot a number of films for Czech Television, ecological charities, and the Prague Zoo, to name a few.


Date/Time: March 21, 2023, at 6 pm

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic

3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW

Washington, DC 20008

Admission is free. | Registration is required.  
Registration opens on Feb. 23 at: https://WilderthanWilderness.eventbrite.com

Embassy Policy:

By registering, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists by attending this event on the premises of the Embassy of the Czech Republic. You and any family members and guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Czech Republic or any of their diplomats, staff, contractors, affiliates, employees, agents, or volunteers liable for any illness, injury, or death. The Embassy of the Czech Republic disclaims and excludes any and all liability for any loss, injury, or damage, alleged to have been suffered by or as a result of or otherwise on its premises.

Masks are recommended. At its discretion, the Embassy may take your temperature upon arrival. No large bags are allowed. Small purses may be checked as you pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required.