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"We live in a plastic age," says one of the protagonists. This documentary examining the city of Zlín shows what this statement really means in practice – and not only for its citizens.

The short reportage film depicts the situation of hard-to-recycle waste. Our guides are a local government employee and the staff of Technical Services Zlín, whom the director interviewed and filmed at work. In the local context of an East Moravian municipality, it examines the technical, economic and political aspects of the problem. In addition, there are the inevitable social issues regarding the wider sustainability of the contemporary consumer lifestyle.

  • Krystof Zvolanek
  • Krystof Zvolanek
  • Lenka Jurygackova
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mezi odpady
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
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  • One World festival
    Czech Republic
    March 8, 2020
Director Biography - Krystof Zvolanek

Kryštof Zvolánek is from Olomouc, the Czech Republic. He is a student of University of Tomáš Baťa in Zlín where he studies Film editing. At the same time he attends the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), Department of documentary film, where he studies directing of documentary film. In his original production he is interested especially in topics of sustainability and environment.

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Director Statement

Fossil-fuel companies should be held accountable for their damaging contributions to climate crisis.