The Solov'evsk Islands, situated in the White Sea in northern Russia, have been a scene of pain and suffering. They first became a setting of slaughter hundreds of years ago, when all the monks who were faithful to the old religious rite were killed; not a long time ago, in the last century, the first gulag was established here. What an easy matter it is to convert monks' cells into dungeons! Those who come to visit nowadays walk on the bones of hundreds of thousands of innocent victims of the despotic Communist regime. The documentary was devised as a visual poem and impresses through its commentary drawing on evidence given by victims, including writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The soundtrack of the film works with liturgical songs and Vladimir Vysotsky's song Čápi (White Storks).
A visual poem based on the biblical motif of the book of Genesis. The theme of creation is exposed as the search for a place that a tiny man can occupy in the immensity of the Universe, while also exhorting his modesty and taking into account the limits of his creative possibilities. The God who resides in man's soul must not become a destroyer, but always a builder erecting his structures on our humility and understanding. Billions of years that the Universe lasts, and thousands of years that human brains work, are the criteria on the basis of which we can reach spontaneous, and necessary diminishment and understanding of our role. The tree of knowledge, whose fruit we once tasted, must not become a punishment.
Afghanistan and its problems with drug cultivation and use. The story of a boy, drug addicted from birth, who is helped to get clean by Czech doctors and one local businessman.
The Ways of Faith - The Hidden Wound
They're all around us - young people, many of whom conceal their wounds often caused by loving parents.
No Regrets, Near a Bone
A video poem featuring parts named steppe, an ancient religious funeral, a Buddhist monastery, a commemoration to the Lama, destroyed orthodox churches.
Kiss Joy as It Flies
The ninety-year-old English film sound engineer Percy Childs reflects on his life. A documentary about a zest for life, the world's changes, technology, stability and the need for friendship.
Two on the Way
Two drug-addicts are attempting to get clean, one in a drug treatment center, where he came straight from prison, the other in the Therapeutic Community Podcestný mlýn.
Štreit on Russia
A visit of photographer Jindřich Štreit to the Czech villages of Krasnodar region in Russia.
Symphonie of the Earth
This film follows the work of sculptor Jan Šimek from choosing the boulders to their sculpting to the installation. The film is supplemented by Czech writer Jakub Deml.
My Life Was and Will Be
The testimony of the wife and son of Czech poet and translator Jan Zahradníček (17.1.1905 - 7.10.1960) on the family´s life after his arrest and sentencing in the 1950´s.
The Unbricked Town
A look back at the life of the Czech poet Zdeněk Rotrekl (85) on the meaning of human existence, accompanied by verses from his collection The Unbricked Town.
To the Man Who Saw an Angel
Commentary on the film derived from Andrei Tarkovsky´s book Sealed Time. The film was shot in Tuscan in places where Andrei Tarkovsky´s film Nostalgia was shot. This film is also cited in the film. The film´s introduction was shot at Andrei Tarkovsky´s gravein the orthodox cemetary outside of Paris.
In the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, organizations and individuals try to help, in particular to help children escape poverty and to offer them a path towards education.
Jan Hanuš – Stacking
Profile with testimony from graphic designer and photographer Jan Hanuš about his work, searching for its meaning, with examples of his photographic work as well as of the origin of seriography.
The Last Stop
A film about a persons final things.
A film inspired by an Albanian song about 750000 blockhouses that were built under the communist dictator Hoxha.
About Not Dying
Stories about children and their parents who have to fight a malign disease - cancer.
A Poet of Light
Jan Beran (4. 8. 1913 – 2003), photographer and filmmaker, who became with his photographs and film fragments a guide of the streets and periphery of the Moravian town Brno that he captured nearly sixty years ago. His testimony a few months before his death is accompanied by his daughter’s recollections.