Transcarpathian Ukraine, formerly the Upper Hungarian Lands within the Austro-Hungarian Empire, became a part of the Czechoslovak Republic after World War I. Twenty years later the union split up; nevertheless, even its short existence initiated cordial and profound relations between the two countries. About 35,000 Czechs, Moravians and Silesians lived in the region in the early 1930s. As a result of the Munich treaty, the southern part of the Sub-Carpathian Region passed over to Hungary. With another treaty - that of July 29, 1945 - Czechoslovakia acknowledged the fact that Sub-Carpathian Ukraine had been annexed by the Soviet Union. What memories of Czechoslovakia do the locals have? What do their grandsons, seeking work in the Czech Republic, think about us? Can they speak Czech? Are there still traces of Czech buildings and infrastructure?
A documentary film representing the work of people dealing in a television programme with the question of religious faith.
The Children of the Moment - I. Margita and Lenka
The traditions, habits, culture and history of the Roma people.
The Children of the Moment - II. The Boys from Torysky
The natives of an eastern-Slovak Roma community reflect on their childhoods, on traditional Roma life and craftsmanship. Thirty years ago they left Slovakia and settled in Brno (Czech Republic). Although they are today permanent resident of Brno, we can still find traces of their origins - of the village of Torysky, which is permeated by Slovak-Ruthenian culture with Roma elements.
Friends Through Life and Death
The story of American aviators, shot down in an airfight on December 17, 1944 at the village of Troubky in Moravia. the second pilot Edmund A. Kasold, jr. and navigator Thomas W. Qualman survived and tried to escape. With the help of the fearless local people, who risked their lives on a daily basis, they set out on the adventurous wanderings.