The film captures the work of Czech soldiers in the former Yugoslavia.
The film traces the voyage of a truck convoy of humanitarian aid from Prague's People in Need Foundation (Člověk v tísni) through war-torn Chechnya in 1995, portraying general conditions in the country, the background to the conflict with Russia, and the vivid personal testimony of relief workers operating amidst death and destruction.
A documentary film about several generations of Russian war veterans.
Till Death Do Us Part
The story of two journalists - German radio reporter Gisbert Mrozek and Russian reporter Natasha Alyekinova - has all the attributes of a Greek tragedy. They met while working; a professional relationship changed into a personal one during the "anti-Gorbachev coup" where their lives were in danger for the first time. Their private happy ending was their wedding in Las Vegas - with the obligatory line "...till death do us part..." which happened soon after. On June 17, 1995, Natasha was fatally shot in the back by a Russian soldier near Budionovsko. Mrozek did not fear the Russian bureaucratic machinery. His efforts resulted in an investigation into Natasha's death, her case being brought to court and the first verdict in the history of Russian journalism.
The Anatomy of War
An historical account of the Russian-Chechen war.
A film about the People in Need Foundation (Člověk v tísni).
A Fairy Tale about Anna A.
About the Moscow-based translator Anna Abeleva.
A documentary film about journalists who are also active in international humanitarian work.
Hong Kong - The End of Empire
A two-part documentary film about the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China in 1997.
Hubert Habermann was a miller from a village in northern Moravia; he lived in inter-war Czechoslovakia and was a German. He got along with his Czech neighbours quite well; some of them were his friends, and he spoke a perfect Czech - he was speaking Czech even within his own family. During the war he occasionally helped the Czech inhabitants. When the war ended he disappeared and his wife and children were displaced from the country. The miller's murder remained unexplained and the murders were never punished. Up to the present day, the miller's name has been mystified and blurred, and it still raises fear.
Hongkong - the part of Red China
Zenta... The Fate of an Austro-Hungarian Cruiser
The film tells the story of the sunken battleship Zenta; during World War I, Czechs were among the sailors serving on the ship. The shipwreck was explored by a Czech diving expedition. The documentary film uncovers the story of the battleship and also offers a closer look at scuba diving.
Holocaust - I. Photographs Stop Time
Development of relations in Czehc society up to World War II.
Kočičky a kocourkové aneb Krásy placeného sexu
A glimpse into the workings of prostitution as seen through the eyes of clients. What kind of people pay for these services, what is their motivation and what are they looking for? Hundreds of thousands spent for a brief diversion or an escape from reality.
Musician Petr Šibilev has had Parkinson disease for twenty years. He has lost ability to coordinate his movements and become unable to conduct his orchestra. When the disease attacked his composing abilities he decides to undergo a special treatment called deep brain stimulation. His physicians tell his story in the film which won the main award at the national contest of science popularization films Academiafilm.
The Beginning of the End "Spring 69"
This film shows the forgotten circumstances surrounding the first "anniversary" of the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact forces in 1968.
People in Need - Home Is Where...
The film maps the fate of a few Kazakhstan-Czech families after moving to the Czech Republic.
Kosovo - Blood Isn´t Water
The return of Kosovo Albanian refugees after their 1999 exodus was assisted by People in Need, a humanity organization, which partook in humanitarian actions in Kosovo. Volunteer Marie Wichterlová, a member of this organization, speaks about life in Kosovo.
Holocaust - II. The Sound of Sundials
Worl War II - life in the ghettos.
Holocaust - III. Behind the Walls of the Ghetto
Return after the war and development of relations to present.
Through the Labyrinth Toward the Revolution
The film connects the lives of several Czech and Slovak people with the fate of their country - Czechoslovakia in the years 1968 - 1989.
Executions, a Public Issue
Czech journalist Petra Procházková has been led by her profession to perhaps all areas of the globe blighted by open military conflict. The documentary film describes the cruelty of the individual and state power, a testimony of Islam, bloody revenge and absoluet punishment.
Leave and Never Return
During the Kosovo conflict hundreds of thousands Of Kosovo Albanians left their homes. Teh film records the difficult situation in Albania.
Václav Havel, Prague - Castle
When Václav Havel was elected president on 29 December 1989, he and his advisors' immediate goal was to lead the country to its first free elections as quickly as possible. Petr Jančárek's documentary devotes itself to the first six months of Havel's presidency. We also discover the personality of Václav Havel, as seen through the eyes of those around him. The film chronicles his first trips to European countries, the USA and the Soviet Union. It also depicts his historically significant speech to the United States Congress as well as the first visits of Pope John Paul II and the Dalai Lama to the former Czechoslovakia. Jančárek's film presents the complex personality of the former president, who suddenly went from being a dissident to become the head of a free democratic state.
SMS Szent István was deployed from the military port of Pula on June 6, 1918, along with other battleships, to take part in a mission in the Otranto Straits. In addition to a large group of war reporters, the battleship also carried a cameraman. He intended to document the planned operation but, to his surprise, he ended up shooting the battleship's destruction. The sinking of the Austro–Hungarian battleship Szent István by Italian torpedoes is one of the most important maritime events in WWI. Using unique and authentic archive footage, this documentary examines historical events surrounding the demise of the battleship. It also uses footage made by a team of Czech divers who managed to get into the shipwreck.
Český Krumlov International Music Festival 2011
This documentary film on the 20th annual International Music Festival Český Krumlov is devoted to the present and past of one of the largest Czech artistic events of its kind.
Václav Havel, Prague – Castle 2 is the second part in what should be a documentary trilogy charting Havel's early years at the Prague Castle. In the early 1990s, the Prague Castle was a morally and culturally devastated place, soon to be radically transformed by Havel, a creative person and insightful playwright. The Castle opened up to people, arts and culture, much in the same way the Czech Republic gradually opened up to the world, as manifested in the visits by the Rolling Stones and George Bush Sr. Featuring Bush Sr., Theodor Pištěk, Michael Kocáb and many others, this film was also one of the last on-screen appearances by Václav Havel.