The Visitors in Čítárna Unijazz

Before you dive into the Christmas world of fairy tales, join us on December 18 at Prague's Čítárna Unijazz for a screening of the documentary film The Visitors, which follows anthropologist Zdenka in the world's most northerly city - Longyearbyen. The event starts at 7 PM and the admission is free!

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THE VISITORS (Veronika Lišková, 2022, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia)

Anthropologist Zdenka moved with her family to a small arctic town in Norway - Longyearbyen. Here, based on interviews with some of its inhabitants, she uncovers a mosaic of different stories and finds out what life is really like in this mysterious but also poetic place. However the film sensitively observes her private, personal story as well. A small number of inhabitants live in this town, many of which are foreigners. Although the town is at first glance attractive due to its location in seemingly virgin nature, which is, in fact, affected by climate change, outlanders face a number of problems here. Moreover the film partially deals with the broader ecological issue of human intervention in nature. Documentary about searching for symbiosis and serenity but also about moving, freedom of choice and acceptance.

The film will be screened in Czech with English subtitles.

KineDok je projektem Institutu dokumentárního filmu. Projekt je realizován s finanční podporou Kreativní Evropy MEDIA, Státního fondu kinematografie a Magistrátu hl.m. Prahy.

The Visitors

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What does it mean to be at home somewhere and to be “only” a visitor? Is it possible to learn to live in a space that rejects you? The story captures the two-year research of an anthropologist Zdenka, who moved to a foreign world with her family. A documentary about acceptance, freedom and the desire to feel safe and at home. The film is available from May 1, 2023.

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