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FISH´N´PILLS

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The Pill – symbol of sexual freedom. More than 100 million women worldwide use the contraceptive pill everyday. But what are the consequences? Are people really free in their decision making – taking these synthetic hormones? Women experiencing side-effects, fish changing their genders, pharmaceutical industry earning money, men suffering from increasing sterility: and scientists talking about new substances in the environment they refer to as endocrine disrupters.




Year: 2007, Country: Czech Republic, Genre: documentary, Duration: 20 min., Language: Czech, English, Format: 16 mm, Conceived by: Tereza Tara, Directed by: Tereza Tara, Written by: Tereza Tara, Director of Photography: Braňo Pažitka, Sound: Vítek Jíra, Editing: Kateřina Vrbová- Krutská, Music: Runa Una Luna, Production: Tereza Tara, In the film appear: Jaroslav Petr, biologist, Helena Máslová, gynecologist Pavel Čepický, gynecologist, Tomáš Randák, hydrobiologist , Thanks to: Šipka, Special thanks to: Martin Mareček, Klára Konečná and Goethe Institut, LINK, Original title: Hormonální akvárium

awards
*1st Prize All human beings are born free and equal..., international short film competition by Goethe Institut and Foundation Rememberance, Responsibilty and Future, Munich 2007
*Special Prize of the Vesmír Magazine for the Best Czech Popular Scientific Documentary Film dealing with Natural Sciences, Academia film Olomouc 2008
*Special Jury Prize, Finále Plzeň, 2008
*Film Language Research Award, Brazilian Student Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro 2008
*Student Jury Prize, Ekofilm 2008
* Best Documentary, International Student Film Festival, Beograde 2008
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