A musical documentary which in brief maps out thirty years of octivities from te chamber group the Musica Bohemica, its' musical style and development.
The Past and Present of Germans from Hořice
This documentary film shows the specific life tragedies of Germans from Hořice in the context of the creation and development of Hořice Easter Games and Their message today. For the Nazis, the people of Hořice Germans were "unacceptable", because their Easter games contradicted Nazi ideology. Later for Czechs they were "citizens of the Third Reich", and that´s how they were treated after the war. History is seen as a confrontation of views by both sides on given historical events, the attempt to understand them and grasp them through the eternally valid biblical theme of the Easter course of suffering and resurrection of Jesus christ. The documentary contains little known archive materials from the history of Hořice Easter Games.
A Bright Star Appeared
The Transcarpathian Ukraine Christmas caroling of a children´s pastoral play accompany us through Slovakia and the Transcarpathian Ukraine. The programme included authentic caroling recordings, ceremonial songs and recitals of children and adults. The buauty of the Greek Orthodox cathedrals and carols sung by leading Transcarpathian choirs provides for a captivating Christmas atmosphere.
Vítězslav Novák and Folk Song
A musical documentary film thatin the form of historical excursions - reconstructed sequences - narrates Czech composer Vítězslav Novák´s relationship to folk songs. The film explores how this relationship was formed and how folk songs influenced his life and work.
Easter in Lusatia and Under the Lusatian Mountain Region
A two-part film essay accompanies use through the Easter week on both sides of the border between Germany and the Czech Republic – Upper Lusatia in eastern Saxony, Lower Lusatia in Brandenburg in the region under the Lusatian Mountains and in the Czech region Šluknov Hook. We’re shown the Easter customs and costumes. On the German side – i.e. in both Lusatias, where the smallest Slavic nation lives that has still preserved its Slavic language, the authentic footage of customs and costumes are only slightly revived in the tales of witness of the times. The Easter week culminates with the celebrated rides of the Easter Riders to the Divine Easter Feast that some 1,700 riders regularly take part in in Upper Lusatia. On the Czech side, the Easter customs and costumes are only revived in the testimony of witnesses – Czech Germans – and in the reconstructed sequences of these nearly forgotten customs and costumes through the history of the turbulent region. Both parts feature the Christian Passion week with its ceremonies and services.