Jihlava Documentary Film Festival gets underway

The 19th annual documentary film festival in Jihlava, the biggest event of its kinds in Eastern and Central Europe, got underway on Tuesday night. Over the next five days, the festival will offer hundreds of film screenings as well as some highly-anticipated guests, such as Masha Alyokhina of the female punk protest group Pussy Riot or the Syrian immigrant Osama Mohsen, a Syrian refugee who came to international attention after being tripped by a Hungarian camerawoman while holding his child. Sixteen Czech films will compete for the main award in the Czech Joy Section.

Author: Ruth Fraňková