Ema grew up in the 1980s in the circus family of Czech emigrants in America. At thirteen, however, her mother suffering from bipolar disorder decides to kidnap her back to Czechoslovakia, where she places her in a Communist pimp. There, girls with similar fate become her new family. In the desire for freedom, she uses circus and America in herself and organizes a mass escape of his new “family”. But the vision of freedom during the Velvet Revolution will prove to be a trap for girls. They can only feed on what they have – their own body… Ema, pregnant with her first client, is on the run again. The hardest thing yet is to face her: confront her mother and, through this confrontation, make clear what freedom really means to her.
Project date 07/2015 — 06/2017
Lead organisationAxman Production (CZ)
ProgrammeOther EU Programmes
Total project grant50 000 €