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Normal Autistic Film

Year
2016
Country
Czech Republic
Duration
88’
Director
Miroslav Janek

The term ‘autism’ can be in interpreted as a different way of thinking that should be recognised and respected as a social category (neurodiversity). Therefore, the right question is ‘What is different about an autist?’ and not ‘What is wrong with him?’ This film does not perceive autism as a diagnosis but as a mysterious way of thinking that might bring a certain message to the majority of society, or which could attract attention to the so-called ‘normal life’ people live.

CREW
Director: Miroslav Janek
Producer: Jan Macola
Cinematographer: Miroslav Janek
Editor: Antonie Janková
Sound: Matěj Němec, Daniel Němec
Production
Mimesis Film (Czech Republic), +420 724 938 883, jan@mimesis.cz, +420 724 938 883, Jan Macola
Sales
Taskovski Films, Christopher Street, London EC2A 2B, + 381 63 75 45 812 19-21, sales@taskovskifilms.com, Tijana Djukic
Awards
2016 – Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival - Best Czech Documentary
Director
Miroslav Janek

Miroslav Janek was born in Náchod in 1954. From a young age he devoted himself to amateur film, and he shot several films as a self-taught filmmaker. In 1979, he emigrated to Germany and later went to the USA, where he primarily made a name for himself as an editor. His most important work was probably his collaboration with director Godfrey Reggio on the internationally acclaimed compilation films Powaqqatsi (1988), Anima Mundi (1992) and Naqoyqatsi (2002). Since returning to the Czech Republic in 1993, he has devoted himself to his own documentaries as a cameraman and director. His film about blind children with a camera, The Unseen (Nespatřené, 1996) has won the most accolades, both at home and abroad. In recent times, his documentary films Kha-chee-pae (Chacipe – 2006) and Vierka (2005) have won prizes at several festivals.

Selected Filmography

Selected: Powaqqatsi (1988), Anima Mundi (1992), The Unseen(1996), Naqoyqatsi (2002), Vierka (2005), Chacipe (2006)

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