To Beat and Not To Beat

Bít a nebít

What arguments are voiced when we ask if corporal punishment should have a place in child-rearing in Czechia? What effect and influence on relationships does it have? And why do some swear by it while others want it gone?
The film by Czech Television uses statements by children, parents, educators, and adults reflecting on their own childhood to offer a complex look at the use of corporal punishment as a tool of upbringing. The insight into its history is accompanied by illustrations and poems by Jiří Žáček.
Runtime: 52 min.
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2014
Direction: Tomáš Škrdlant
Screenplay: Tomáš Škrdlant, Ruth J. Weiniger
Cinematography: Tomáš Škrdlant
Music: Michal Turek
Sound: Petr Šoltys
Editing: Tomáš Škrdlant
Production: Petra Zelinková
Sales: Česká televize