Czech documentary film after a year 1989 2

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303CDS2 Z 1 12S Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The study aim is a clarification of current Czech documentaries, not only films presented on Czech television, film festivals or cinemas but on the boundaries of television production genres which use documentary elements (reality shows, docu-dramas, docu-soaps).

Mode of study

On-going vision of Czech documentary production. Students have assigned selected films which present examples and commentary. Discussions over individual films with an emphasis on determining problematic elements.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Completion of History of Czech Cinema.

Course contents

In this course the student should take a stance regarding exemplary examples of contemporary Czech documentaries. The course originates in the on-going history of Czech documentaryies after 1989. It does not only concentrate on artistically significant works but rather maps the entire current creations including examples from a wide variety of TV series, Czech versions transitioned to TV formats and degrading programs using documentary elements. The course design gives preference to current Czech creations, and its aim is to continuously guide attention to new Czech productions. With particular films, the course focuses on the conditions in which they arose, reasons they have arisen and what they represent in the Czech context and taking into consideration extra-film circumstances as well. The course is space for enabling discussion and continuously identifying the relationship between documentary works and the reality of society.

Recommended or required reading

The fundamental study material is selected films representing current Czech Documentary works.

Literature for 2011:

Čulík, Jan: Jací jsme: česká společnost v hraném filmu devadesátých a nultých let. 1. vyd. Brno, Host, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7294-254-1

Film a dějiny (editor Petr Kopal; Petr Blažek ... [et al.]). 1. vyd. Praha: NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2005. ISBN 80-7106-667-2

Štoll, Martin a kol.: Český film: režiséři-dokumentaristé. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7277-417-3

Assessment methods and criteria

Conditions for successful completion of the course:

class attendance and participation

film presentations including selections of examples

completion of abstracts of individual films.

completion of the semester paper (analytical texts about a selected film).



Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

room 217
Room No. 217

(Lažanský palác)

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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 12:20–13:55 Petr KUBICA Room No. 217
Lažanský palác
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