EPIDEMIC OF FREEDOM
Tereza Reichová, Hynek Reich Štětka
CZ, 2017, 68 min
Language version: Original with English subtitle
Why is vaccination compulsory in the Czech Republic, while most Western European countries give parents the choice? Do doctors vaccinate too early? Do Czech parents have enough information? Documentary filmmaker Tereza Reichová and her husband Hynek Reich Štětka search for answers to these and other questions. The birth of their daughter Žofka drew concern about her health. The two parents equipped themselves with a camera and shot everything that could influence their decision to have their daughter vaccinated or not. In discussions with pediatricians, the Ministry of Health, friends, Žofka's grandmother, and each other, they discovered that forming an informed opinion is anything but easy.
The film will be accompanied by a discussion in English with director Tereza Reichová, moderated by Ivana Formanová (IDF).
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The online film program Powerful Voices provides an insight into the current work of Czech women documentary filmmakers. Their range of topics is broad, they take up sociological and psychological questions, reflect social discourses in the Czech Republic and the world, and repeatedly touch on political issues, developing a strong signature of their own.