Theatrical release in CZ: January 15, 2009
TAKE IT JEASY!
Czech Republic 2008, 66 min
Screenplay, director: Tereza Nvotová
Producer: Pepe Rafaj, Jacket Bros.
Directorial supervision: Misha Votruba
Dramaturgy: Misha Votruba, Jan Gogola ml.
Cinematographer: David Cysař
Editor: Jakub Voves
Sound: Ivan Horák, Jan Paul, Ludvík Bohadlo
Music: Tóno Popovič
Production: Jacket Bros., HBO Česká Republika, Furia Film [SK]
Tereza Nvotová, director of the film, used to go to a bilingual „School of Tomorrow“ as a child. She was raised by American missionaries that belonged to a charismatic Christian movement „Word of Faith“ that was founded in America in 1970's to keep its members in „permanent state of success and prosperity“. Apart from learning English in this school, children used to learn how to heal, talk to Jesus, sing with their arms raised and belong to the elite of the winners over devil.
Ten years later Tereza walked through Prague‘s quarter „Anděl“, when somebody shouted at her that Jesus loves her. Those were the members of the Church „Triumphal Center of Faith“ belonging to the same movement she used to know serving their street evangelization. Tereza paused in astonishment as she instantly remembered her childhood and she visited the next gathering.
The film emerged after two years of following this group. In this film you will meet Tereza‘s former classmates from the „School of Tomorrow“ along with their class teacher, and we will see what they think about their childhood today. At the same time we will have a chance to peep into the unique life from the inside of this contro- versial Christian fellowship. Apart from the adults we shall encounter their children and live through a „Conference of the Fire and Faith“ that „Jesus visited“.
This documentary film doesn‘t try to answer intricate questions of faith. It wants to be an eye opener concerning the issues of manipulation and freedom.
Director Tereza Nvotová and producer Pepe Rafaj attended the 2008 Ex Oriente Film international workshop of creative documentary film with the project Noah's Rainbow.
For more information, please visit www.takeitjeasy.com.