For several years, ten Czech and South African artists have worked together in a unique theatre project. The theme of their performance deals with one of the most intimate area of their lives: their own dreams. Obsessive dreams, unfulfilled desires, and nightmares became the common ground on which the creators, who come from very different cultures, could meet. The performance which emerged was full of imagery, humor, strangeness, and absurdity. The film follows not only the project's preparation, but also the journeys that lead black South Africans to small Bohemian and Moravian cities and the white Czechs to the black townships, where white people had previously been afraid to enter.
Who Will Teach Me Half a Character?
The documentary is about good ideas of uncle Ho, respect for teachers and a return to one's homeland... Or travelling through Vietnam in the footsteps of Czechoslovak-Vietnamese friendship. Who Will Teach Me a Half of a Character follows in the footsteps of former Czechoslovak-Vietnamese cooperation and seeks to sum up its importance in the lives of several Vietnamese citizens. The film also reports on contemporary Vietnam through the experiences of local people who are not separated from Czechs by a language barrier.
Mortgage?! - Live in Your Own Place?!
Educational seven-part series about mortgage problems. Everything that lies in wait on the way to a mortgage and how to make the trip easier for yourself.
NY ALESUND 2008 – In Honour of František Běhounek
A video documentary about the international ski expedition across Spitsbergen in honour of the 110th anniversary of the birth of the Czech scientist František Běhounek and the 80th anniversary of the tragic crash of the airship Italia.
Herman - The Way to dream
The film document about project of handicapped sportsman from Prague to Paris on the bike (Way to dream” will not be a record of the sport achievement. Only on its background it will tell about a longing and a will, that direct a handicapped person in his life way. How important for him are his family, friends and mates? How does he see the tragic event that changed his whole life? Where does he lead to and what are his targets? The film will not be very artistic – instead it should focus on the soul of a person who fights with his handicap. The main film target is to motivate other handicapped people, who give up their struggle for joining a usual life….. Since 2006 the film has been shot by a producer and a director Miloslav Doležal, who is Heřman’s schoolmate from the secondary school and an old friend.
The main theme is based on comparisons of life stories of several child heroes, or several Vietnamese families settled in the Czech Republic. Whereas the adults spend most of their time working, speak badly Czech and feel homesick, their kids learn Czech at school, become accustomed to Czech environment more quickly, speak Czech better than Vietnamese and have only a weak relation to their country. Vietnamese kids then begin a common part of children collective in the Czech Republic. In general the film mainly shows a life of people from two very different cultures and the pace of assimilation processes with an emphasis on expressing the differences in traditional ways of family common life and comparing value scales.
Country of Dreams
The Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic is now in a very difficult situation.The majority of economic immigrants come to the Czech Republic already withhuge debts for intermediation their journey and extreme expectations as well aswithout any knowledge of local language, environment and the Czech law. All abovementioned often leads to higher vulnerability of these people from the trade withpeople and exploitation point of view apart from the fact that many of them arethus more or less involuntary put on the verge of the law. The film gives a reportabout a very oppressive and often even a situation of a personal tragedy of someof them and adds knowledgeable comments from local Vietnamese settlers and competent people, who are on behalf of the Czech Republic in charge of immigrants.
A Man with a Pipe
"A Man with a Pipe" is a story of the life of a Czechoslovak diplomat who, almost forgotten in his homeland, has indirectly influenced the course of our contemporary world. He raised two US Secretaries of State; his daughter Madeleine Albright and his student Condoleeza Rice. Josef Korbel’s journey was rich in dramatic moments and unexpected turns. He loved his country, yet he was forced to leave it twice; the first time because of the Nazi, the second time after the Communist coup in February 1948. This time it was to be forever. Documenting one human fate, this film mosaic transcends to a more general level, reflecting upon human destiny that is intertwined with history, and upon the possibilities of man to resist the forces of evil.
In 2010 the disabled amateur athlete Heřman Volf undertook another of his trips on a specially modified bicycle. He set out "roughing it” from Prague for Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. On his fully loaded handbike he covered 664 km in eight days. The Way to a Dream project is to motivate disabled people and show them that even in a wheelchair a full life can be lived and dreams realised. In a broader context, Heřman’s feats address the public at large. They help people in full health understand the view of those confined to wheelchairs and urge them to be active in life and to find joy in small and large victories in everyday life.
Wheelchair-bound man Heřman Volf decided to travel over 2000 km on a special handcycle. His journey ends at the Gaustatoppen north of Oslo, Norway. As he powers his way through long arduous stages of up to 170 km a day, Heřman must overcome the harsh weather conditions and keeps his mind on the target, and on the 18 physically handicapped children who will benefit from his journey. He made the decision to help them a long time ago but realized much later that he was actually the one who received more in return.
Masarykovo náměstí 18
254 01 Jílové u Prahy
U družstva Život 30
140 00 Prague 4
254 01 Jílové u Prahy