Traverse City Film Festival
July 27 - August 1, 2010
Traverse City / USA
Czech Peace - U.S. Premiere
July 30, 2010 / 9pm
Founded and programmed by Michael Moore, the festival presented the Best Non-fiction Film Award to Klusák & Remunda's Czech Dream in 2005. Theatrical release in the USA is in negotiation.
CZECH PEACE (Český mír)
CZ 2010, 100 min
Directors: Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda
Script: Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda
Sound: Václav Flegl, Michal Gábor, David Nagy
Cinematography: Vít Klusák
Editor: Vít Klusák
Line Producer: Tereza Horská
Executive Producer: Filip Remunda
Producers: Vít Klusák / Filip Remunda, Hypermarket Film
Co-producers: Czech TV, Taskovski Films, Irena Taskovski
Music: MIDI LIDI
Film Design: Radim Peško
Poster: Zdeněk Daněk
The film covers the hot-blooded dispute over a U.S. military base, as part of the National Missile Defense Program, which was planned for construction in the woods surrounding Brdy Military Area, a former hiding place for Soviet nuclear rockets during the Cold War. Despite the fact that 73% of Czechs are against the project, the government went on with negotiations.
Two years after the battle for the radar, which we attentively followed with our camera, Barack Obama became the President of the United States. During his speech in Prague, he announced his plan to reduce the stockpiles of nuclear weapons and to achieve an agreement with Russia. A joint team of American and Russian scientists announced that the planned missile defense system does not work at all. Theodore Postol, a member of the team and an MIT Professor, pointed out that for two years; the Pentagon was providing the Czech public with false information. The American and Russian politicians started their negotiations. The Czech Republic has obviously once again become an object of the great-powers competition. A playfully explosive film of our times.
East European Forum 2008 / Docu Talents From the East 2008 / East Silver 2009