Archive of films Daniel’s World / Danielův svět
2014, 74 min
Section: Documentary Films - Out of Competition
So far 25-year-old literary academy student Daniel is the sole member of the Czech pedophile community to choose to come out publicly. Screened in the Panorama at this year’s Berlinale, Daniel’s World sensitively portrays the young man’s road to overcoming his fear of those around him and above all of himself.
The central figure in Veronika Lišková’s documentary is a 25-year-old literary academy student named Daniel. So far he is the sole member of the Czech pedophile community to decide to come out publicly. The movie sensitively and at the same time very subtly captures Daniel’s road to overcoming his fear of those around him, of his fantasies, and above all of himself. Is it possible to experience true love when its object is a young boy? Is it possible to have a happy life when nature has condemned such highly complex sexual orientations? How can a young individual come to terms with social reactions based on suspicion and prejudice? This humanist-oriented film, courageously addressing one of the most taboo of topics, entertains the opinions of other young people from the Czech pedophile community, showing how important awareness and education are in this regard. Indeed, up to 90% of child abuse cases are committed by people with a conventional sexual orientation.
About the director
Veronika Lišková (b. 1982, Prague) graduated in cultural studies from the Humanities Faculty of Charles University and in screenwriting and script editing from Prague’s Film Academy (FAMU). She cooperated with several film festivals and institutes while still a student and completed an internship with Film & Festivals magazine in London. Since 2012 she has worked at the Institute of Documentary Film where she heads up the Ex Oriente Film international training program and the East European Forum. She also writes and directs documentaries. Filmography: Touches of Dance (2010), Meantimes (2010), Until God Do Us Part (2011), and A Slightly Better World (2012). Her feature-length debut Daniel’s World (2014) took the Audience Award at the Jihlava IFDF, the Student Jury Documentary Prize at Finále Plzeň FF, and was presented in the Berlinale’s Panorama section.
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|Section:||Documentary Films - Out of Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Braňo Pažitka|
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