Apolena Rychlíková was selected for the 2021 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Black Lives Matter, Czech style? This country’s Roma get neither respect nor justice.’
Apolena Rychlíková (1989) is a Czech filmmaker and journalist working for the website A2larm. Apolena graduated on FAMU – Film academy in Prague, Department of Documentary Film. She writes for state public radio broadcaster of the Czech Republic as a opinion journalist and cooperates with many media in the Czech republic as a film director and writer. Her feature documentary film Limits of Work was named Best Czech Documentary in the Czech Joy section at the 21st Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival and won also Audience Prize and the Czech film Critique’s Award in 2017. She has also won a prize for Best Czech Opinion Journalism in 2017. She is one of the most established young journalists in the Czech republic.
Apolena Rychlíková is interested in such public topics like racism, gender issues, poverty, discirimination, inequality, housing or labour conditions. In 2020 she became member of a council of Progressive International – international platform is an international organization uniting and mobilizing progressive thinkers, activists and organizations. She has two daughters and believes a better word is possible.