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Journalist and development manager Martina shows her daughter Karla how her five-year-old peers from Cambodia and Lesotho will spend the day. Keo from Cambodia is the son of tailors who sew branded sportswear for us and live on ten euros a day. Tatohatsi in Lesotho, Africa, lives in a rented house with his mother and siblings. How do children learn, play and laugh? Can they drink drinking water or turn on the light in the house? How much garbage will the family produce per day and where will they end up?
In the end, the film suggests why Karla's parents see the need to do projects in developing countries.

  • Martina Bencová Utešená
  • Martina Bencová Utešená
  • Martina Bencová Utešená
  • Karla Bencová
    Key Cast
    "child from Slovakia"
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Cambodia, Lesotho, Slovakia
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    Digital, 35mm
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Director Biography - Martina Bencová Utešená


Mgr. Art. Martina Utesena, PhD.
Opletalova 84
811 06 Bratislava
Mobile: 421 917 745 476
E-mail: martina.utesena@gmail.com


The St. Elizabeth University - Department of Social Work, 2006-2009, PhD. (Philosopiae doctor)
Banská Bystrica Academy of Arts - Faculty of Dramatic Arts, department of acting and direction, 1997 - 2002, Mgr.art title.
Matej Bel University Banska Bystrica - Faculty of Humanities, Department of Journalism, 2001-2004, title Bc.

Work experience

Roche Slovakia, pharmaceutical company
Manager for public relations and media 9/2007-7/2009

Creating and implementing public relations strategies in accordance with company policy.
The responsibility for external and internal communication in society.
Contact with the media.
Organizing press conferences and conducting promotional campaigns.
Promotion of corporate image.
Lobbying in the field of patient organizations in the European Parliament.
Communication with health insurers
Communication with government bodies (Ministry of health, National parliament).
• Top evaluating corporate presentations on the global campaign meeting of Roche´s PR managers, "Improving patient care and sharing expertise, Warsaw 2 / 2009.
• 30 % cost reduction for media purchases.
• Creation and coordination of the three largest patient associations cooperating with Roche Slovakia (HER club Europacolon Slovakia, Klub mladých reumatikov).

University of St. Elisabeth, no.
Teacher 6 / 2009 - present

Education of students of public health and social work in the field of media education, communication and fundraising.

Slovak production, TV JOJ
External consultant, reporter 12/2007 - present

Filming of foreign films and reports for the broadcasting of TV JOJ in foreign countries.
Past trips: Cambodia, Haiti.

SOS South Sudan, 24 minutes, documentary 2010
Iná Pomoc, 12 minutes, documentary 2012
Tri životy, 15 minutes, documentary 2022

Slovak TV
Redactor for domestic and foreign intelligence, moderator on 9 / 2004 - 9 / 2007

Creating, preparation and posting of reports and inputs for the live broadcast STV with a focus on health and travel. Filming abroad: Kenya, Cambodia, Burundi, Israel.

Radio Expres
Redactor 6 / 2002 - 9 / 2004

Radio Twist
Redactor 4/1999- 6 / 2002

Further knowledge and skills:

Experience in working with the media
• The ability to mobilize and guide media
Media training, communication training and development of image:
• Physicians, high management Roche.

General features:
flexibility, communicativeness, creativity, urgency, purpose, enthusiasm.

English language - active
French language - passive
German language - passive

Computer skills - user:

Internet (e-mail, www) - expert Microsoft Excel - pokorčilý, Microsoft Outlook - expert
Microsoft PowerPoint - expert Microsoft Word - expert

Driving license: Class A and B

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