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Echoes of EKOFILM: Chickens, the Virus and Us

Date: 28 April 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the screening of the documentary Chickens, the Virus and Us (Slepice, virus a my) on April 28, at 6 pm, as part of the Echoes of EKOFILM festival. 

The documentary is a family ‘reality show’ trying to follow the lives of hens saved from egg farms and adapted back into living in ‘their own backyard’ during the Coronavirus pandemic. (Directed by Filip Remunda, 2020, 74 min., Czech with English subtitles.) The film is being screened in connection to Earth Day 2022, supporting environmental protection.

EKOFILM is the oldest international film festival about the environment, natural and cultural heritage in Europe. For more information about the festival in the Czech Republic, please visit: https://www.ekofilm.cz/en/.


Filip Remunda is a Czech filmmaker, cinematographer, and producer. In 2005, he graduated from the Film and Television Academy of the Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague, focused on documentary filmmaking. He has made such films as Czech Dream (2004), Film Encounters (2007), and Czech Peace (2010). Additionally, he is co-founder of the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) and actively lectures at the Ex Oriente Film, an international documentary development workshop organized by IDF. He runs the independent film company Hypermarket Film Ltd.


Date/Time: April 28, 2022, at 6 pm

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required: https://chickens.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.

To enter, you must wear a mask. 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.