WHY TALK TO ANIMALS.
A Trilogy by Mobile Academy Berlin



Lucie Sujova with Pinky, Pola Sieverding and Lukas Oujesky at work; Photo: Sergey Lelyuh

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May 2015
>> PART1: CONFERENCE
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EXPERTS
>> ABSTRACTS

September 2015
>> PART2: THE SHOOTING
>> LINE UP IN THE ARENA
>> COUPLES IN THE ARENA
>> SCIENTISTS IN THE LABORATORY
>> FILM & RADIO
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VIDEO DOCUMENTATION (excerpt)

December 2015 / February 2016
>> Part3: The Product

 

 

 

WHY TALK TO ANIMALS.

PART 2:
The Shooting

THE COUPLES IN THE ARENA (english version coming soon)

Libor Balák is a painter, a pupil of the famous Zdenek Burian’s. The iguana Lina is his companion and object of study.

Ota Bareš is an internationally recognised animal trainer for films; his fox Winnie delivers the famous line “chaos reigns” in Lars von Trier’s film Antichrist.

Jirí Cafourek is a drug centre therapist and beekeeper who looks after a number of hives, which he refers to as “my girls”.

Zuzana Daušová trains assistant dogs and is the cofounder of the Helppes training centre in Prague. The tiny filly Katrijn v. d. Meier accompanies her to work, on the metro and after work to bars.

A visual artist from Prague, Jana Kasalová has carried out many projects on the subject of the relationship between man and animals. She will appear at Plzen zoo with an African spurred tortoise.

Lenka Korínková and Ondrej Pelikán share their personal and professional lives. They both work at the Žleby preserve where they will appear alongside their friends the predators Evžen the great horned owl and the steppe eagle Sofie.

Karel Makon is an animal rescuer who heads a rescue station in Plzen. He will be accompanied by the barn owl Adéla, who is his girlfriend, colleague and flat-mate.

Meda Mládková and Jirí Pospíšil share a key position in (arts) politics in the Czech Republic, engagement in art issues and a love of dogs. The terriers Bennie, Beata and Leo accompany them to exhibitions, on walks and to photo sessions.

Tereza Porubová is a Plzen teacher of English. The hen Pipka is a member of her family and thinks she is another animal, evidently a dog.

Taxidermist Milan Rácek accompanied by stuffed female warthog. They met after life.

The actress and director Susanne Sachsse will appear with her new friend, a Siamese crocodile from Plzen zoo. They are just getting acquainted.

Petra Soukupová is a novelist (To the Sea, 2007 / Disappear, 2009) and dramaturge. The boxer Pula is a member of her family.

Lucie Sujová is a forestry worker and an active member of the Czech Club of Owners of Pigs Reared Domestically. The pig Pinky watches out for and supports her.

Martin Vobruba loves his job as Plzen zoo spokesman. Together with the python regius Božena he lectures to children and young people at schools about the coexistence of people and animals.

An actor from a famous acting family, Václav Vydra built the Institute of Holistic Care for Horses on his farm. The Czech Warmblood Demon and Gustav will accompany him.