Scene from the film Pirating Pirates
Scene from the film Pirating Pirates
Scene from the film Pirating Pirates
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Pirating Pirates

  • Czech Republic
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The film crew originally planned to make a film about the pirate phenomenon in Somalia. The creators, however, had no idea that they’d have to lay their original plans aside – the locals played a double game with them, which made learning about reality in Somalia impossible. But they kept on filming, and thanks to continuous reminders of their own role as members of the media, the documentary becomes a peculiar reflection of the filming process. The film shows how to carry on when nothing is going according to plan, while simultaneously debunking the myths that the West perpetuates about the situation there while under the mistaken impression that it comprehends the chaotic reality.

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  • Original Title
    Pirátské sítě
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    David Čálek, Jakub Zahradníček
  • Cinematography
    David Čálek
  • Editing
    Olina Kaufmanová
  • Music
  • Sound
    Václav Flegl, Robert Dufek
  • Runtime
    87 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2014 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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