Caught in the Net should really be on the net if it’s going to change anything

DOK.REVUE: Discussion about the new film by Vít Klusák and Barbora Chalupová Caught in the Net.

The new film by Vít Klusák and Barbora Chalupová, Caught in the Net, was discussed for dok.revue by film critic from the magazine Film a doba and contributor to the web portal A2larm Martin Šrajer (MŠ), film scholar Jan Kršňák (JK), who engages in intuitive pedagogy and works for the platform Digiděti as a «pacifier of digi-children and digi-adults» in the age of the digitalisation of society, and psychologist Hedvika Boukalová (HB), who works as a forensic psychologist, consultant, and psychotherapist (for students of FAMU, among others) and is engaged in an academic capacity in the Department of Psychology at Charles University’s Faculty of Arts, where she focuses on social psychology including issues related to criminal offenders and their motivations.

Exactly what kind of film is Caught in the Net? How would you characterise it?
JK: It’s a film-event – a film which aims to change reality, to reshape it. The film drew such a massive number of people in its first weeks because it deals with themes of sex and fear for children’s safety, which are two topics that reliably get people into cinemas, so long as the …

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Dok.revue is dedicated to criticism and theory of documentary film. It is primarily focused on Czech and Slovak documentary cinema. In its reflection of documentaries, dok.revue promotes an aesthetic point of view while not ignoring social and historical context of filmmaking practice and cinema institution.

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