The Embassy of the Czech Republic will present director Andrea Culková's powerful personal documentary Sugar Blues on October 19, at 6 pm. Can sugar be a drug? Culková thinks so. She became aware of her sugar addiction during her pregnancy, when she was diagnosed with diabetes. Looking for food on store shelves that does not contain refined sugar became the driving force for the creation of her documentary. For five years, the director charted the expansion of the sugar industry and alternative ways of eating. She uncovered an incredible connection between diseases, behavioral disorders and excessive consumption of sugar. To what extent is the sweet life the engine of our civilization? (Dir. Andrea Culková, 2014, 79 min., primarily in English with some Czech subtitled into English)Watch the film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWJSpCNguYYFor additional information about the film, please visit:http://www.sugarbluesfilm.com/en/ Event Details:Date: October 19, 6 pmLocation: Embassy of the Czech Republic3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NWWashington, DC 20008RSVP by October 18, 2016Embassy Policy: No bags or suitcases allowed. Only small purses permitted but will be checked at the door. No coat check available. You must pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required. Event starts promptly. Doors close at 6:15 pm.
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