This picture of Prague as the crossroads of great personalities of the music world and the greatest Czech talents is divided by director Ondřej Havelka, who is also artist singer and the art director of the swing big-band Melody Makers, into several chapters: classical music, jazz, popular, and the world of street musicians.
21 Views of Prague in the 21st Century: Cultural Prague
The young director Jakub Sommer presents Prague as a place pulsating with and charged full of culture. The documentary´s central line is a mosaic of various features from Prague´s cultural life. It mainly focuses on the pallet of cultural events that took place in Prague from the summer to the winter of 2004.
21 Views of Prague in the 21st Century: Prague´s Cemetaries
It´s All-Souls´Day, a holiday in which we think of our dearly departed. We wander from daybreak to nightfall through Prague´s cemeteries. We visit the largest, the Olšany Cemeteries, where more people are buried that Prague´s current population, to the Lesser Side Cemetery, with its unique atmosphere, and on to the smallest evangelic Tolerance Cemetery. What do Prague graves speak of? Of the fall of the Czech estates following the battle of White Mountain supported by so many myths, of executions, of the dark ages, of patriotism of a strong human genius.
For the purposes of this film, Edwards is a child; a long-awaited child of a loving couple, a child struck by a terrible and fatal mistake at conception. Edwards had an extra chromosome, one more than the exact number required for the development of a healthy baby. This flaw causes severe developmental disorders that are not compatible with life. The condition was first described by American medical scientist John Alexander Edwards, hence the name Edwards Syndrome. Considering modern prenatal diagnostics, it is very uncommon for such children to be born. In the majority of cases, the pregnancy is terminated. The parents of this child decided otherwise. The film follows the struggle of the parents to save a child who was buried by many long before it was born.