DocHouse: Solar Eclipse

Thu 10 January - Thu 10 January 8pm
£7, £5 student or concs

Book tickets & film times

Thu 10 Jan  20.00

Plus Q&A with Tomas Tozicka

Two Czech engineers, Milan and Tomáš, return to a remote village in Zambia on a mission to restore the solar electric system they set up five years before. Finding, to their dismay, that their ingeniously constructed system has been left in ruins through a combination of neglect, tampering and misguided repair-attempts, they set about reconstructing it.

The interplay between the givers and receivers of international aid is quietly laid bare in this non-judgemental, incisive and frequently very funny observational documentary by Czech master Martin Marecek.

Tomas Tozicka, one of the two characters in the film, will join us after for a Q&A. Tomas is an engineer, theologian and expert on development issues.

Martin Marecek graduated from the Department of Documentary Film at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. His films include Dust Games (2001), Source (2005) and AutoMat (2009). The award-winning Dust Games documents the meeting of two global financial institutions meeting in the heart of Europe - the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. His investigative documentary Source got to the core of the problem of humans rights in connection with oil production in impoverished Azerbaijan. The film received international acclaim and earned over 20 awards at international film festivals.

Winner Audience Award - Jihlava International Documentary Festival 2011

Winner Best Czech Documentary Film - Jihlava International Documentary Festival 2011

Director: Martin Marecek
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2011
Running Time:82 minutes


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