Czech Greens 2003-2005 or What Are You Doing Here? Beat It!
dir. Lukáš Matejka, Daniela Matějková, Czech Republic 2011, 60 min
Shot by a member of the Green Party, Czech Greens follows Jakub Patočka as he visits Václav Havel, looks at an intra-party trial and the passion of regional representatives, and concludes with the rise of Martin Bursík. A laboratory sample of the behavior of people who follow a central idea, buoyed by idealism and (currently victorious) patient pragmatis
Hájek at the Castle, the Castle Hájek
dir. Apolena Rychlíková, Czech Republic 2011, 40 min
The film paints a portrait of the Petr Hájek, head of the presidential chancellery, who is known for his conservative views: he rejects evolution, supports national Catholicism, labels homosexual deviants, equates civil society with neo-Marxism, and claims that Bin Ladin is a media inventions. Shot at Prague Castle and at Hájek’s country cottage.
dir. Jan Látal, Czech Republic 2011, 35 min
Going in search of the reasons for the negative media image of Jiří Paroubek. The former head of the Social Democrats and former prime minister was frequently ridiculed and caricatured as the embodiment of evil and a repulsive person who was leading the country to hell. The filmmaker printed out the best-known picture of him and went to ask journalists, techno-fans, and Paroubek himself.
Tell Me Where the Germans Are
dir. Petra Nesvačilová, Czech Republic 2011, 32 min
This film looks at several figures in order to explore the post-war relationship between Germans and Czechs. The main protagonist is Bernd Posselt, today a member of the European Parliament, who has based his political career on the expulsion. In private, he is kind, accommodating, and somewhat awkward. But this all changes when he begins to speak to his countrymen.
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