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8 Sep 2018 16:30

Breaking News at Open City Documentary Festival

In March last year, the president of the Czech Republic was preparing to announce whether or not he would be running for re-election, and the press were ready to cover his decision. The announcement, however, was to be made at a private event at Prague Castle and no reporters were to be admitted.

Filmmaker Tomáš Bojar takes us inside two newsrooms in Prague as their teams race to be the first to break the story. Breaking News is a compelling, entertaining and carefully composed observational look at journalism, “objective” reporting and the cycle of news production in the modern age.

Dir: Tomáš Bojar, Czech Republic / 2018 / 73 mins   

Screens with
Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain | Sarah Boothroyd | 2006 | Canada | 6’

+ Q&A with director Tomáš Bojar.

Tomáš Bojar, born 1981, has a PhD in Politics, Law and Moral Philosophy from the Charles University in Prague. He has been active in the film industry since 2003, first as a script-writer, later also as a producer and director. Together with Rozálie Kohoutová he directed a feature-length documentary FC Roma, and recently completed the documentary series The Magnificent Five for Czech Television. He runs a small-scale production company called Cinema Arsenal.

This is an International Premiere.

Tickets:
£12.50 / £10 concessions
Online booking

Part of Open City Documentary Festival - London's leading documentary festival bringing audiences, filmmakers and industry professionals together for a celebration of creative non-fiction cinema - 4th-9th September.








 

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Venue:

Bertha Dochouse, Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, London WC1N 1AW

Date

8 Sep 2018 16:30

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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