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6 Nov 2014 20:40

The Way Out (Cesta ven) + discussion with director Petr Václav

Trapped in anti-gypsy prejudice and her own community’s entrenched behavior, Žaneta is determined to live ‘a normal life’ with her unemployed partner David, their daughter and Žaneta's teenage sister. Desperate to get a regular job, she battles welfare officers and prospective employers refusing to turn to crime. The first Czech film screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 16 years, this is a complex picture of a strong modern-day heroine facing the daily struggle to survive and better her life against the odds.

Petr Václav, CZ / F 2014, 103 min, Engl.subtitles
With: Klaudia Dudová, David Ištok, Natálie Hlaváčová and Mária Ferencová-Zajacová

Followed by a discussion on social exclusion in contemporary society

Moderator: David Chirico
David Chirico specializes in immigration and asylum law representing vulnerable clients. Alongside his work in (and on appeal from) the Tribunals, he has a large and varied judicial review practice.He previously worked in the Czech Republic for the European Roma Rights Center, as a caseworker and helping in the preparation of strategic litigation on discrimination in the criminal justice system, access to education, and access to housing. On return to the UK, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Central European Studies at University College, London, and was regularly called upon to act as an expert on the situation of Czech and Slovak Roma at all levels of the immigration appellate system in the UK.

Alan Ansted
Alan Anstead is an anti-racism activist and communications professional. He runs two charities: Equality, which works with Roma families that live in the UK, and the UK Race and Europe Network, which is a membership body of 160 race equality organisations across the UK that see the relevance of Europe to their work. Alan also teaches at Greenwich University and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ qualifications. He formerly worked for the European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest and the British government.

Petr Václav
Petr Václav is a Czech film director, working and living mostly in France. He studied documentary filmmaking at FAMU. Like his mother, documentarist Ljuba Václavová, he  focuses on social themes. His first feature film, Marian, about the care and education of Roma children, has attracted international attention. He has received several awards for his work. His latest film The Way Out had its world premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

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Admission: £11 / £8 concs.
Buy tickets for 2 - 4 films at £8 each or 5 - 8 films at £7 each (offer doesn ́t include Tue)


Co-organised with:

Part of Made in Prague Festival, 17 October - 30 November 2014



Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Cinema 1, The Mall, London SW1Y5AH


6 Nov 2014 20:40


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