Czech Hump

Czech Hump
Pahrbek český

Czech Republic, 2009, 58 min
Documentary

Czech Hump
Pahrbek český

Czech Republic, 2009, 58 min
Documentary

Film as a panoptical probe into Czech national pride. A report about the contemporary image of the “Snezka phenomenon.” Five years ago, dry rot destroyed the house on top of the Czech Republic’s highest mountain, Snezka, situated on the border with Poland on land that used to be inhabited by ethnic Germans. This sparked heated debates over the future plans for the location in connection with the Czech national identity: What should represent our country on the peak of our highest mountain? The result is surprising: The experimental house that can be adapted to suit changing weather conditions and has its own ZIP code and a small halo has caused many problems and proven to be rather controversial.

Writer / Lucie Králová    DoP / Jan Baset Střítežský, Adam Oľha, Martin Řezníček    Editor / Jan Daňhel    Sound / Richard Müller, Michal Gábor

Release Date / 30 October 2009

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