A demonstration at the Wenceslaus Square under the statue of St. Wenceslaus, August 21, 2000 - on the anniversary of the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact forces.
Terrorism and Islam - an attempt to explore deeper causes and connections.
Marriage Stories 20 Years Later: 1. Marcela and Jiří
An episode from a cycle of documentary films tracing 25 years in the lives of six married couples. Normalization-era socialism, and then early capitalism as seen through the lives of several Czech families. They married in 1980, and until 1986 their lives were documented on film using time-lapse, resulting in a cycle of six 30-minute films about the six young couples and the six years of their marriages. In 1999, the filmmakers visited them again, and resumed shooting until 2005. The result is another six hour-long films continuing the original cycle.
GEN: Ester Krumbachová
A portrait of Ester Krumbachová.
Jiří Mucha - The Boss of the Earth
A portrait of writer Jiří Mucha - a son of Alfons Mucha, painter.
From Dan to Dama
Aluminum pipes or a connection of a children’s hockey stick and a hanger, laundry drier and tens of other objects that can be turned into musical instruments. Dan Dlouhý, the head of the DAMA DAMA music band, shows how one can play nearly anything. He has always beeninterested in the drums, but he wanted to play it differently. He studied nuclear physics, but has always made living with music. A portrait ofa musician is mixed with video-like samples of his songs. These, too, give us the opportunity to learn more of this unconventional body that balances somewhere among the contemporary classical music, rock and ethno. This experimental band plays own songs as well as songsof Czech famous authors using traditional as well as original and hand made percussions. The band was founded in May 1990 and consistsof four people who play in their concerts and multimedia shows also the traditional as well as a dissembled piano, further special wind andstring instruments as well as their own bodies. The instrument range consists, however, mainly of numerous percussions, Dan Dlouhý aloneowns nearly a thousand. Let us remind that in 1994, the orchestra participated in music to the Michálek’s film America.
Genus - The Life of Singer Marta Kubišová
A portrait of Marta Kubišová.
GEN: Arnošt Lustig
A documentary portrait of Czech novelist Arnošt Lustig.