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3 Nov 2015 18:30

Sugar Blues (Cukr blog) + Q&A with director Andrea Culková

Sugar is a drug and it can kill! After being diagnosed with diabetes and forced to give up sugar, director Andrea Culková is amazed to discover its lurking presence in almost everything. Fueled by fear for her unborn baby, she experiments with her family’s diet while, over the span of five years, researching the worldwide sugar industry and uncovering links between sugar consumption, diseases and behavioural disorders. Mixing scientific observation and social documentary with real life, this is an incredibly engaging and thrilling personal documentary about one mother’s fight against the global sugar mafia.

Andrea Culková, Czech Republic 2014, 78’, English subtitles

Followed by Q&A with director Andrea Culková.

Andrea Culková was born in 1977.  She studied at the Faculty of Education at the Charles University and at the Department of Documentary Film at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). She has three children and is a campaigner for a ‘healthier’ world.  Her films have a distinctive formal depiction, with emphasis on the visual component, humour and an essayistic approach.  The documentaries she has made include ‘Internal Communication in Official Matters’ (Interní sdělení ve věci úřední, 2004), ‘Life to the Killed Frog’ (Život zabité žábě, 2005), ‘Beautiful Prague to become Olympic?’  (Krásná Praha olympijská, 2007), ‘Stories of Houses: Osuduplné, no. 100’ (Příběhy domů: Osuduplné č. p. 100, 2008), ‘Lise Forell – Without Borders’ (Lise Forell - sem fronteiras, 2010) and ‘Czechs on a Mission: Place of Birth – Doro or South Sudan’ (Češi na misi: Místo narození - Doro nebo Jižní Súdán, 2013). After five years of campaigning, she completed the personal investigative thriller about our addiction to sugar and the sweet life, ’Sugar Blues’ (Cukr Blog).

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Organised in cooperation with Bertha Dochouse and supported by KineDok Project & Institute of Documentary Film.

Part of Made in Prague Festival, 3 – 29 November 2015



Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, London WC1N 1AW


3 Nov 2015 18:30


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