In Sight

documentary

Typology

documentary

Lenght

medium

Czech title

Nadohled

Runtime

42 min

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2010

Production year

2010

Premiere

10.11.2011

Director

Andrea Slováková

Synopsis

A film essay on classic and postmodern supervisory mechanisms. In the second half of the 18th century British legal theoretician, philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham designed the Panopticon – a building that allowed for the most effective surveillance. This spatial arrangement was first used for Secret Security Service prisons. Various supervision technologies are new panopticons. They amass and store data on people and use it to identify and determine the place and time of their actions. A theoretician of architecture, a specialist for security systems, people who are or were monitored or were secret service agents describe their experiences. The film seeks the perfect application of the panoptical principle by reading Michael Foucault’s Discipline and Punishment and via experiences of various kinds of surveillance.

Commentary

Performed by

Michail Trepaškin

bývalý agent KGB – Komitětu gosudarstvennoj bezopasnosti a FSB – Feděralnoj služby bezopasnosti Rossijskoj Feděracii

Pierre Martinet

bývalý agent francouzské tajné služby DGSE – Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure

Eduard Limonov

ruský básník a politik

François Loyer

francouzský historik a teoretik architektury

Peter Ostromecký

slovenský specialista na bezpečnostní systémy

Karel Malý

profesor na Právnické fakultě Univerzity Karlovy v Praze

Harun Farocki

německý filmový režisér

Crew and creators

Commentary by

Andrea Slováková (inspirováno knihou Michela Foucaulta: Dohlížet a trestat)

Production Designer

Barbora Garcia /ž/ (model panoptikonu)

Sound Designer

Martin Ženíšek

Special Effects

Zdeněk Durdil

Titles Designed by

Marek Duda

Production Manager

Pavlína Kalandrová (Duracfilm, o.s.), Marek Jindra (FAMU)

Unit Production Manager

Ctibor Pouba

Cooperation

Taťjana Cebyseva /ž/ (produkce v Moskvě), Ondřej Soukup (průvodce v Moskvě), Nina Falkovskaja /ž/ (tlumočnice a průvodkyně v Moskvě), David Kumermann (fotoanimace), Dalibor Fencl (pomocná kamera), Sergej Kurbako (záznam zvuku), Jan Machonin (moskevská spojka), Jan Morávek (překlad), Andre Swoboda (překlad)

Music

Music Composed by

Viktor Tverdochlibov

Music Performed by

Viktor Tverdochlibov

Production info

Original Title

Nadohled

English Title

In Sight

Working Title

Vězení

Category

film

Typology

documentary

Genre

documentary

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2010

Production Year

2010

Premiere

10.11.2011

Distribution slogan

A film essay on classic and postmodern monitoring mechanisms.

Production

Filmová a televizní fakulta Akademie múzických umění v Praze, Duracfilm, REEL ILLUSION, s.r.o.

Partner

Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center (partner filmu)

Distribution

Duracfilm, DOCALLIANCEFILMS.COM

Technical info

Lenght

medium

Runtime

42 min

Subtitles

Czech