A charity project led by Czech women supports the building of a school in Guinea, university education of Peruvian Indians and an orphanage for HIV positive children in Cambodia.
Betrayal - the second part of the series devoted to the Prague Spring - charts the fundamental events which took place from 1968 to 1969. After the leaders of the Czechoslovak Communist Party returned from Moscow, the future of the country was said to depend on its ties with the Soviet Union. After hope was steamrolled by the Soviet tanks, the betrayed country once again began living in an atmosphere of fear, lies and hypocrisy. The nation was roused from its profound lethargy only by the death of Jan Palach who protested the occupation by self-immolation. After his burial and after the bloody suppression of the demonstrations on the first anniversary of the occupation, the daunting era of normalization began.
The first part of a documentary series returns to the Prague Spring of 1968 - to the period of so-called socialism with a human face in which there was a glimmer of hope that society as a whole would fully recover. The film, pieced together solely from period footage without commentary, chronologically recalls the key moments of an era when the process of democratization and revival was also accompanied by an extraordinary cultural boom. After only a few months, however, the post-January policies and planned economic reforms were stifled by the August invasion by the Warsaw Pact armies, which arrived to "rescue freedom from the planned counter-revolution".
This documentary film describes the preparations for the new presentation of the jazz opera created by Jiří Suchý and Jiří Šlitr at the National Theatre in Prague. The show originated in 1965 and was presented at the Semaphor Theatre, the home stage of these popular authors and singers. Jan Roháč and world-renowned Miloš Forman directed this version. It was also the latter who created a successful come-back of the show 40 years later in the spring of 2007, with the help of lyricist Jiří Suchý, conductor Libor Pešek and Forman's twin sons, stage designers Petr and Matěj.
House in Order
Portrait of a new building of the Faculty of architecture at ČVUT in Prague and its author Alena Šrámková (20.6.1929). Film about easier world, about life without problems and pretending, about the "normal" house, which can help with these things.