feature documentary, 71 min. | release: spring 2021 |
director: Tomáš Etzler, Adéla Špaljová
story by: Tomáš Etzler, Adéla Špaljová
editing: Adéla Špaljová
producer: Jan Macola (Mimesis film)
Heaven is a tale of an orphanage in a rural China, combined with a personal testimony of an award-winning journalist Tomas Etzler. The raw reality of daily life which Tomas encountered as a Beijing based producer for CNN and a Czech TV correspondent during his seven years in China contrasts sharply with a microcosm of kindness and unconditional love he discovered in a semi-legal orphanage for handicapped children in Chinese countryside. With working conditions for journalists and filmmakers deteriorating rapidly in China, Heaven provides an uncommon and very hard to obtain glimpse into 21st century China. It also indirectly contributes to a global debate about values and human right in the increasingly divided world.
The production of the film was supported by Czech Film Fund