Slovak documentary filmmaker and producer Peter Kerekes made a name for himself especially with his 2008 feature documentary film Cooking History that was awarded at a number of international festivals and nominated for the prestigious Prix ARTE 2009.
Doc Launch is an annual presentation of 9 hand-picked feature documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe. Festival programmers, distributors, sales agents, members of the press and audiences get the first glimpse of films slated for theatrical release over the next year. The presentation helps films in making a successful transition into distribution.
Doc Launch 2012 - March 9, 2012 / 18:00 – 20:30 / Archa Theatre (Na Poříčí 26, Prague)
Zamatovi teroristi , Slovak Republic, 80 min, 35 mm, Creative, History, Social Issues
Velvet Terrorists is a film about minor and foiled terrorist plots in former Czechoslovakia. The film focuses on three protagonists. The first one wanted to blow up a decorated stage during the May 1 celebrations in the 70s. The second one planned to assassinate the President and start an anticommunist revolution but his letter to the CIA was so naive that nobody cared to reply. The third one blew up communist billboards. Acts that were once considered criminal are now viewed as acts of heroism. The film is about our relative views of history and about the various perspectives from which one can view these individuals and their actions.