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Rising Above

Based on events told by a survivor who almost lost her life in a violent sexually motivated assault, the film reveals her harrowing experience and the subsequent emotional toll it has taken on her. The film follows her journey of healing and self-discovery as she finds a way to move forward, highlighting the resilience and courage of all survivors.

  • Czech Republic
  • 2023, 4 min
  • Director: Natálie Durchánková
  • Editor: Daniel Rozen
  • Screenplay: Natálie Durchánková
  • Music: Nikola Šolaja
  • Sound: Nikola Šolaja
  • Art Director: Natálie Durchánková
  • Producer: Nella Kinzlová, Tomáš Šimon
  • Production: FAMU

PROJECTIONS
29.2. 20:30 Praha | Světozor Velký sál
2.3. 20:30 Praha | Kino Atlas

Natálie Durchánková

Natálie Durchánková

Natálie Durchánková first learned animation at the Václav Hollar School of Art. Her graduation film In Your Dreams (2020) was screened at several film festivals and in 2021 was named best animated film as part of TV Nova’s “Night of Talented Filmmakers” in the Czech Republic. She is currently studying animation at FAMU, where she has created several short films, and continues to gain experience in the field.