The Missing Girl

20. září 2021

One summer evening in July 1997 Ivana Košková, then a 14-year-old, left her parents’ home to go by bike to her aunt’s place in the neighbouring village. She was spotted halfway by a classmate of hers. Since then no one has ever seen Ivana again.

In the vast majority of similar cases the missing child is finally found, or, the police at least put forward a hypothesis of what may have happened to them. However, there is no final version in Ivana’s case which, as such, makes her disappearance one of the most mysterious cases in the Czech criminal records since 1989.

How is it even possible that someone disappears without a trace in the middle of the day? And how did it affect the lives of those who are personally involved? The documentarist, Petr Hátle, is trying to answer the questions in the 8-episode series The Missing Girl. He set out on a journey during which he comes across unknown facts in the case and tries to reconstruct the circumstances that led to the girl’s disappearance.

Listen the document at Prix Bohemia Radio festival!

When: Monday 18th October 2021 | 10:45 – 12:15 | listening session + discussion
Where: Theatre hall, Arts Centre UP
Entrance: Free admission with accreditation

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Competition category: Documentary
Title: The Missing Girl (Episode 1 and 2)
Original title: Pohřešovaná
Author: Petr Hátle
Production: Audionat

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