Ivo Bystřičan

Ivo Bystřičan (1980), director and dramaturg, graduate of sociology and social work at the Faculty of Social Sciences MU and documentary filmmaking at FAMU.

For more than a decade he has been working on social issues in documentary filmmaking and public space. He is the author of such films as Copper Age (2011), Byeway (2013), My Latest 150 000 Cigarettes (2013), Near Twilight (2015) and Kovy Fixes History (2020). He is behind the documentary series History of Disobedience (2018) about the formation of the environmental movement in the Czech lands and Industrie (2021) about the history of domestic industrial capitalism. He is currently working on the audiovisual projects Climageddon and Landscapes of the Future. As a dramaturge, he also collaborates on podcast series. He is a film lecturer for the My Street Films programme.