Czech Republic, United Kingdom
Faith that Can Build Castles (Sometimes)
My film is about a group of old nuns living in a huge castle in a small village in the Czech Republic. They have survived Nazism, they have survived communism. Will they survive capitalism? They are facing a big problem. They are facing extinction - they are dying out and they need new sisters. But how to recruit them? Should God call them to Štěkeň castle? They need a miracle.The nuns have managed to survive only due to the steadfastness of their faith and their collective dream.
Dominika Švecová graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in November 2011 with the postgraduate degree of MA in documentary film making. She also holds a BA in documentary film from Edinbudgh College of Art and has a BA in Intermedia Studio from the Institute of Artistic Studies, Ostrava University in Czech Republic. Her documentary “Iveta” (2008), featuring the lives of the members of a Slovak Romany family living in Glasgow, was screened at the 2009 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
In 2009, she has made the film “Eduard´s Kinetic Island” about Eduard Bersudsky, the Russian creator of “kinematic art”, who lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
In 2010, she made a scientific documentary in cooperation with the University of Glasgow about state of the art advances in nanotechnology and medicine. The title of a film, featuring the creation of a lab-on-the-chip which will enable doctors to diagnose malaria quickly and easily under field conditions is "A Single Droplet of Blood".
In 2011, she made a documentary „Vocation“ about the life of nuns in the Congregatio Jesu monastery in Štěkeň, Czech Republic
Dominika worked as a reviewer and a special correspondent at the Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic, for the widely-read Czech language internet periodical Britské listy (www.blisty.cz).
Vocation, (a documentary, 2011), Directed and produced
A Single Droplet of Blood (a documentary, 2010), Directed, produced and edited
Eduard´s Kinetic Island (a documentary, 2009), Directed, produced and co-edited
Human Error (an experimental film, 2008), Directed, produced, filmed, edited
Iveta (a documentary, 2008), Directed, produced, edited
Circulus Vitiosus (an experimental film, 2007), Directed and edited