Scene from the film The Source
Scene from the film The Source
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The Source

  • Czech Republic
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Documentary filmmaker Martin Mareček´s and activist Martin Skalský´s film opens with an animated sequence that illustrates in shorthand the road from the mining fields of Baku to the full fuel tank, to the real price of oil. Contemporary Azerbaijan is implicitly undemocratic, with a strong presidential systém and clan mentality, exploited by Western corporations.

Looking at the broader context, the film explores the project of oil pipelines supported by the World Bank. The documentary is the first filmic output of the extensive social project Auto*Mat, which confronts various forms of human mobility.

Czech and Russian subtitles are available for download only in DVD format.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Martin Mareček, Martin Skalský
  • Cinematography
    Jiří Málek
  • Editing
    Martin Mareček
  • Sound
    Ondřej Ježek
  • Runtime
    75 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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