Roman Santur, (1971), is a freelance journalist, videographer and video editor. He has co-produced and reported several travel magazine-length television stories for Czech TV. Between 1993 and 1999 he reported for Czech Press Agency in Bratislava, Slovakia. Among other things he also wrote for Czech weeklies Tyden and Instinkt. In his journalism career Roman covered the kidnapping of Slovak President’s son during the rule of authoritarian Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar; the launch of the first Slovak astronaut in Baikonur, Kazakhstan; the NATO bombing in Belgrade; and the events and the aftermath of 9/11 in Washington, DC, and New York City. Last year, he scripted and edited Sakhalin’s Black Tears, a shoe-string-budget environmental film on oil drilling off the Russian island of Sakhalin, which was recently accepted to a competition at Green Vision 2005, an environmental film festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. He currently works on research for BBC’s Real Story program.