DOCU-MONDAYS: Epidemic of Freedom

Mon 22 Mar 2021 The event takes place online

Why is vaccination compulsory in the Czech Republic when most West European countries give parents a choice? Aren’t doctors vaccinating too early? Do Czech parents even have sufficient information?

Documentarist Tereza Reichová and her husband Hynek Reich Štětka look for answers to these and other questions. The birth of their daughter Žofka brought with it concerns for her health. The couple armed themselves with a camera and filmed anything that could influence their decision to vaccinate their daughter or not. During discussions with paediatricians, the Ministry of Health, friends, Žofka’s grandmother, and each other, they discovered that forming a clear and well-founded opinion is by no means easy.

Dir. Tereza Reichová, Hynek Reich Štětka; Czech Republic; 2017; 68 min 

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The film will be available for free after registration from 00:00 till 23:59 CET on Monday 22nd of March 2021. 

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Tereza Reichová is a director and writer, known for her films Manual on How to Create a Terrorist (2010) and Circle: Portrait of a Demonstration (2009). She studied documentary film at FAMU, Prague and she she focuses on social issues and activism.

Part of DOCU-MONDAYS: Powerful Voices series celebrating a bold female perspective on controversial and compelling issues within contemporary society by leading Czech women directors  

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  • Event title: DOCU-MONDAYS: Epidemic of Freedom
  • Date: Mon 22 Mar 2021
  • Address: The event takes place online

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