Graduates: Freedom Is Not for Free


The documentary film Graduates, subtitled “Freedom Is Not for Free”, follows the struggle of young people who, after graduating from school, try to adapt to real life, often facing tough conditions. The graduates often find the market rules difficult to comprehend, their plans and dreams collide with the global financial crisis, and they feel like they are living in an unjust country. A graduated actor works as a flight attendant, a photographer sells pet food, and a student who wants to make it in modern art discovers that things are far from easy in a world where money plays an important role.

Vysoká škola Polytechnícká Jihlava, Tolstého 16
thursday 24/10, 17.30

Directed by: Tomáš Krupa
Story and script: Tomáš Krupa/ Pavol Palárik 
Camera: Pavol Palárik/Ján Kász/ Ivo Miko/ Martin Čech
Editing: Pavol Palárik
Sound: Miloš Hanzély (Soundline)
Producers: Tomáš Krupa (Hailstone) / Lívia Filusová (Furia Film) / Pavol Palárik (Family Film)
Co-producer: RTVS – Radio and Television Slovakia
With: Filip Jurkovič, Pavol Kaniansky, Miroslav Mráz
Free entry
A special screening, held under the auspices of the Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic


Festival edition: 2014
Event type: Special Screening


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory