Documaker Vit Klusak (“Czech Dreams”) provokes and grandstands in Michael Moore style in “All for the Good of the World and Nosovice,” a look at the changes in a small Czech farming community in northern Moravia after a South Korean Hyundai plant is build in the midst of fertile fields. Fest exposure should segue into Euro broadcast for this flippant but slight work.
Nosovice was best known for its sauerkraut production until Hyundai came to town, igniting a feud among landowners who faced intense pressure to make way for the factory and its roster of new mechanized jobs. Klusak visually contrasts the informal work environment of the lusty, laughing cabbage harvesters with the sterile, high-tech production lines at the factory. He also interviews eccentrics (a spare-parts sculptor) and malcontents (a bored Hyundai employee chafing under letters of reprimand). Meanwhile, the majority opinion of the locals seems to be, “You can’t stop progress.” A last-minute (and not well-explained) appearance by a pair of environmental-rights workers accusing Hyundai of violating a “declaration of understanding” feels like an afterthought. Unfussy tech package has a handcrafted feel.