Controversial Dox

Call Him President

Marie-Emma Paoli
Screening time  
28.02. / Wednesday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
28.02. / Wednesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 5  
Documentary film about Liberland - maybe the world's newest country.

Film tells the story of a man trying to start a new country from scratch on a land in dispute between Croatia and Serbia. His name is Vít Jedlička. In 2015, this 33-years-old libertarian from the Czech Republic planted a flag on a swamp along the river Danube. He named it the Free Republic of Liberland. Two years later, nobody lives in Liberland as the Croatian police arrest anyone trying to settle there. The film follows the adventures of the president Vít Jedlička and his henchman, Vladan Jovanović, a mysterious war veteran from Serbia.


Marie-Emma Paoli

After freelancing many years for Le Monde, Emma Paoli decided to study documentary filmmaking at University College London. She is currently working as a producer for Al Jazeera. Call Him President is her first film.

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Call Him President

Great Britain, Serbia, Czech Republic
2017, 30'

Directed by:
Marie-Emma Paoli

Screenplay by:
Marie-Emma Paoli

Marie-Emma Paoli

Edited by:
Marie-Emma Paoli

Dule Jovanovic Band

Emma Paoli

Produced by:
University College London

Festivals & Awards:

Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival 2018