Documentary Monday

Regular screenings of documentary films attended by filmmakers

Documentary Monday is a long-term series of Monday screenings of selected documentary films in Prague’s art cinema Světozor, which, in the recent years, has been co-organised by Ji.hlava IDFF. The Světozor cinema thus offers monthly screenings under the auspices of Ji.hlava’s programme section, whose representatives select films to be shown on Documentary Mondays from among those presented at the previous edition of the Ji.hlava festival.

A week before the start of the next edition of Ji.hlava IDFF, the audience in Světozor can view an exclusive premiere of some of the new films that will be officially released in the upcoming festival week. A week after the end of the festival, documentary film fans will have the opportunity to enjoy a special screening of the winning film of the Czech Joy section shown as part of the Documentary Mondays project. The majority of the screenings organised by Ji.hlava IDFF are followed by Q&As with the filmmakers.

Current programme

  • March 27, 2017 | 8.45 p.m.

Kandahar Journals

Devin Gallagher, Louie Palu
Canada, 2015, 76 min
English, Arabic / English subtitles

What Louie Palu experienced during the four years he spent covering the war in Afghanistan as an independent reporter exceeds the possibilities of photography. A montage of images, diary entries, commentaries, and authentic video footage creates a bleak document with an atmosphere as inhospitable as the Afghan landscape. This film may serve as a catharsis even for its makers.