Martin Ryšavý
(Czech Republic)

Martin Ryšavý (born 1967 in Prague) is Czech author, screenwriter and director. He studied biology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Charles University and screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. He is head of the Department of Screenwriting and Script Editing at FAMU. He has made documentaries with primarily ethnographic themes in Siberia and Vietnam. His third “ethnographic” film Afoňka už nechce pást soby / Afonka Does Not Want to Herd Reindeer Anymore was awarded the best Czech documentary film at the IDFF Jihlava in 2004. In 2010 he received a Pavel Koutecky Award for his film Země snů / The Land of Dreams about community of unemployed Vietnamese workers in the Czech Republic.

Filmography
Blind Gulliver
2016
Na vodě
2015
Medvědí ostrovy / Bear Islands
2010
Banánové děti / Banana Kids
2009
Země snů / The Land of Dreams
2009
Malupien, Olšový Spas
2008
Kdo mě naučí půl znaku / Who Will Teach Me the Half of the Character
2006
Afoňka už nechce pást soby / Afonka Does Not Want to Herd Reindeer Anymore
2004
Sibiř - duše v muzeu
2003
Bílá Indiánka
1999
Rozprava o metodě
1997
Argiš
1995

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