KATKA / LU 28 noiembrie / 20h00 /// POLITICA DROGURILOR IN CEHIA SI ROMANIA / MA 29 noiembrie / 18h00 /// Centrul Ceh

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Katka, Rep. Ceha, 2010, 90 min.
Regia: Helena Trestikova
VO ceha / Subtitrari in engleza

Remarcabilul documentar al Helenei Trestíkova urmareste 14 ani din viata unei tinere dependente si lupta ei zadarnica cu dependenta de droguri. De ce a inceput sa consume droguri? Ea sustine că vroia sa fie diferita. In anul 1996 Katka locuia in comunitatea terapeutica Sananim, in orasul Nemcice, cu speranta unei vieii normale – visa la un iubit si poate chiar la o familie intr-o buna zi. Povestea ei insa nu are un final fericit. Regizoarea inregistreaza afundarea Katkai de-a lungul timpului intr-un cerc vicios al hotiei, prostitutiei si al degradarii fizice si psihice, un cerc vicios care este intrerupt din cand in cand de speranta incetarii consumului de droguri. Dorinta ei este sincera, dar drogurile castiga intotdeauna. Va reusi Katka sa-si gaseasca in sfarsit puterea sa renunte atunci cand ramane insarcinata si cand instinctele materne ii ofera o motivatie?


Drogurile, intre dezincriminare si prohibitie

In continuarea documentarului Katka, va invitam la o dezbatere despre modalitatile de control ale consumului de droguri in doua tari din fostul bloc comunist, care, in anii 90, au plecat de pe pozitii similare, insa in prezent au directii diferite: Republica Ceha si Romania. Vendula  Belackova si Valentin Simionov discuta despre dezincriminarea consumului de droguri si prohibitie. Republica Ceha are un nivel de toleranta asupra drogurilor, mai ridicat decat cel al Romaniei. In Romania posesia de droguri este pedepsita de lege, insa consumul de droguri este printre cele mai scazute din Europa. Doua modele diferite, acelasi scop: protejarea populatiei fata de efectele negative ale drogurilor. Care este logica progresismului ceh? Ce plusuri si minusuri are legislatia romanească antidrog? Publicul este invitat sa reflecteze asupra evolutiei permanente a politicilor in incercarea de a tine pasul cu schimbarile de pe piata drogurilor.


Helena Trestikova’s film is a remarkable documentary tracing fourteen years in the life of a young junkie and her futile battle with drug addiction. Why did she start taking drugs? She claims she wanted to be different. The year is 1996 and 19 year old Katka lives in the Sananim therapy community in the town of Nimeice with hope for a normal life – she dreams of having a boyfriend and even a family, some day. But there’s no happy ending. The director records Katka’s descent over the years into a spiral of theft, prostitution, physical and psychological deterioration – a spiral that is broken only by brief flashes of hope and resolutions to stop taking drugs. Katka’s desire is sincere, but in the end drugs always win. Will Katka finally find the strength when she becomes pregnant and motherhood offers her life-sustaining motivation?

After the screening of the documentary Katka, we invite you to a debate about the ways to control drug consumption in two countries from the former communist bloc, that in the 90’s left from similar positions but have different directions today: Czech Republic and Romania. Vendula Belackova and Valentin Simionov will discuss about the decriminalization of drug consumption and prohibition. The Czech Republic has a high level of tolerance towards soft drugs. In Romania drug possesion is punishable by law although drug consumption is one of the lowest in Europe. Two different models, the same goal: protecting the population from the negative effects of drugs. What is the logic of Czech progressivism? What are the advantages and the disadvantages that the Romanian law against drugs has? The public is invited to reflect about the permanent evolution of politics in trying to keep up with the changes of the drug market.

born in 1949, is one of Europe’s most acclaimed documentary filmmakers. She studied direction at FAMU (1974) and, ever since her college film Viva Acqua (1972), has been developing her real-time documentaries, shot over several years. Her films examine interpersonal relationships within a broader social context. In 1990 she co-founded the Film & Sociology Foundation and, in 1994, the Man and Time Foundation. Select filmography: A Touch of Light (1979), If Something Needs Our Help – It’s Freedom (1990), Sweet Century (1998 – Best Documentary at the Karlovy Vary IFF), Women at the Turn of the Millennium (Trapped) (2001 – Special Mention at the KVIFF). Her film René (2008), part of the long-term cycle Tell Me Something about Yourself (begun in 1989), brought her international recognition (European Film Award 2008 for Best Documentary). Marriage Stories (1987–2006) is another of her projects which spans several years.