Singer Emílie Machálková talks about the Roma holocaust.
Great Bear - When Tears Laugh
Director Jaroslav Hovorka found survivors from the Terezín ghetto who talk about the theatre and musical performances that were organized there.
Written for Prague Spring, Opus No. 3
Opus Three - The final part of Pavel Koutecký's trilogy of Prague Spring is made up of two compositions specially created for the festival - Sylvie Bodorová's oratorium Judas Maccabeus, with texts from the Old Testament, and Peter Graham's Subida. The first was performed in St. Vitus' Cathedral at Prague Castle, the second in an old factory in the Karlin district of Prague. The first is a large-scale work, classical in conception, with every detail annotated in the score; the second is a smaller-scale and highly experimental piece allowing the players considerable freedom of interpretation. Both, however, are very far removed from the usual concert repertoire and style of playing. The heroes of the film are without doubt the composers, who first have to put their musical vision on paper, then explain it to the conductor, players and singers. The film crew was present at virtually every stage of the demanding rehearsal process. Following the tragic death of Pavel Koutecký last year, the film was completed by director Jaroslav Hovorka.
The Traitor of the Nation in Chotěboř
About Hašek and his contemporaries.
Smetana´s "My Country"
This programme consists of two parts: the first documents the history of the work of Czech composer Bedřich Smetana´s My Country, the second presents this series of symphonic poems performed by six major world conductors.
The Story of Bravery and Betrayal
The story of the partisan resistance villages of Lipovec and Licoměřice and their residents during WWII from 1943-1945. Remarkable and dramatic resistance missions and amazing personal stories.