The story of the Star Wars, the Cold War and the War On Terror of one small Czech village. As part of its National Missile Defense Program, the US plan to build a military base in the Czech Republic, a former hiding place for Soviet nuclear rockets during the Cold War. Despite the fact that 73% of Czechs are against the project, the government has continued with negotiations. Supporters of the base claim that it will strengthen the country's defense against the global threats of the 21st century. Opponents point out that the plan essentially shifts the Iron Curtain toward the east; they also insist that it represents an attempt of the US to rule the world.
Kytlice, Zimmer Frei
Kytlice, Zimmer Frei explores the absurd history of Central Europe through the little village of Kytlice in former Sudetenland, situated on the Northern border of the Czech Republic. The film introduces Luděk Farkáš, a naive artist and patient of the local mental clinic, and the film director Rozálie Kohoutová, whose family has bought one of the cottages left after the displaced Germans in the 1950s. The disparate duo of Rozálie and Luděk try to understand the absurdity of nationalism that has left its mark in the region.
Suchý Šlitr Road Movie
This feature documentary project by Miroslav Janek - a musical road movie with twenty stops - captures a remarkable event whose protagonists never get to meet in a single place. It is set to take place in Autumn 2009: a total of twenty musicians and bands from all over the country gather in various locations to launch an event with the working title S+Š 2009. Documentary filmmaker and cinematographer Miroslav Janek (Citizen Havel, Crimson Sails, Unseen, etc.) will turn into a chronicler as he travels to small recording studios, homes, theatres, weekend houses (Praha, Brno, Velvary, sudetský Padouchov, etc.) where contemporary musicians meet without an audience to create new renditions of the songs by Suchý and Šlitr.
A documentary exploration set in Zambia which, despite being one of the largest exporters of copper in the world, is increasingly more dependent on international aid. Having privatized the copper mines, Zambia no longer has earnings from copper export.
In 2006, Milan and Tomas electrified a school campus and a hospital in a detached Zambian village. After four years, they return for the last time to find out about their system's failures, repair it and hand it over at last. The film follows them through chaotic days as well as pitch black nights and provides a fresh insight into the pitfalls of humanitarian development projects. Short circuits of all sorts, blending and dissolving of different worlds, rituals of gratitude and concepts of solutions. With no attempts to declare or evaluate anything, Solar Eclipse becomes a situation probe examining various forms of light and darkness. Will the two Czech linkboys succeed in lighting up the Zambian bushland?
A feature documentary film about Václav Klaus and his last year in office. The film is also about the search for a new president and the story of a bus driver who stood up to political elite. A probe into Czech choice in all senses of the word.
The Prison of Art
This feature documentary film follows a unique art project that connects Czech prisoners and artists, traces the border between freedom and the absence thereof, and looks at the role art plays in our society. A film about freedom and about how your environment informs your view of the world, a film about art and its possibilities. A film about trends, fads and about the limits of grant-based projects.