Stronger than Everybody

Marek Pokorný and Ašta šmé

Although Honza only permanently entered the orphanage at the age of five, he cannot remember his family. He recalls: It’s as if I was born at the age of six. At the first institution, it’s possible there were no adults there at all, nothing but children.

Honza stood aloof from other children, he had difficulties concentrating, tantrums, and later on with escapes attempts. By the age of 8, he had already been placed in an institute with stricter supervision, and was subsequently transferred several more times.

Along with Honza, we fall into the alienated procedures of institutes, employing an order that is based on rewards and even more so on punishments. Into the world of children's fights and bullying, but also friendship and adventurous journeys of discovery. Later, we are able to watch as Honza leaves for his long awaited freedom.

We’ll also peep into Honza's inner world: see him struggle with his demons, and his unceasing longing to fulfil his dream: to have an ordinary life.


Supported by grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Spolufinancováno za podpory Velvyslanectví USA v Praze.