The pill - a symbol of sexual freedom. But what are the consequences? Are people really free in their decision making? Women under the influence of synthetic hormones, fish changing their genders, men suffering from increasing sterility and scientist talking about new substances in the environment, endocrine disruptors.
Woman in a fight
Beloved is a divine name. A person who follows a path leading to God can be called the same name.
The Seven Valleys
Sashar Zarif: ”If you’re not satisfied with what the they offer you in every valley and you keep going, you’ll find more than you ever imagined...” Sufism is a mystical branch of Islam that has its roots in pre-Islamic shamanism. The aim of the Sufi way is to connect with God through a natural manifestation of one’s ”I” that cannot be expressed in words. The path through seven valleys through the dance of Sashar Zarif is inspired by the work of Sufi poet Farid Ud-din Attar entitled The Conference of the Birds. – Department of documentary film, FAMU – 3rd year (film poem).
"Show me your kidneys and I will tell you who you are..." Healing Me is a documentary about a personal healing journey. Tereza Tara, director of the film, is suffering from a kidney disease. The doctors can't tell why she suffers, recommending pain killers as the solution to her problem. Tereza turns to experts who are interested in the psychosomatic roots of the disease and decides to take her disease as an opportunity to improve her life. Her journey helps her to understand the continuity of her life, family history and stories from the past which become the real medicine for her body and soul.
Tereza Tara is a Czech film director and producer. Her film Fish'n'Pills about a journey of contraceptive pills causing sex change in male fish has inspired international audiences. Guru and Girl discovered sexual abuse of teenage girls at an esoteric school, years before it became widely known. Her films were awarded at several film festivals - Best Czech Science Documentary Film, AFO 2008, Film Language Research Award, Rio de Janeiro 2008, Best Documentary, Belgrade 2008, 1st Prize All human beings are born free and equal, Munich 2007. Tereza Tara is making a documentary Healing Me about her personal journey of healing from a kidney disease, which will be released in 2012. She studied documentary filmmaking at FAMU and directed several TV documentaries for Czech TV.
2007 Fish’n’Pills - documentary about a journey of contraceptive pills;
2007 Guru and Girl – documentary about sexual abuse by guru Jara in the esoteric school Poetrie;
2009 Women in Fight - TV documentary about women and martial arts;
2010 Before – short film about conception and family crisis;
2010 Seven Valleys – film poem with sufi dancer Sashar Zarif;
2010 Beloved – film poem capturing the movement of a sufi dancer;
2010 The Moon, The Shrine – videos about the sculputures by Martin Kocourek;
2011 Little Masters – TV documentary about children – world champions in dance and martial arts and their family situation.
Catalogue of Upcoming Czech Documentary Films - 2012
Seminar for Documentary Directors and Producers - 2008
Fish’n’Pills / Hormonální akvárium/ 20 min, 16 mm, B/W, /2008/
- 1st Prize „All human beings are born free and equal…“ international short film competition by Goethe Institut and Foundation Rememberance, Responsibilty and Future
- Special Prize of the Vesmír Magazine for the Best Czech Popular Scientific Documentary Film dealing with Natural Sciences AFO 2008
- Film Language Research Award award of the international competition „For the original use of film language to explore an unusual theme.“ Brazilian Student Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro 2008
- Best Documentar International Student Film Festival, Beograde 2008
- for documentary film SCHOOL FOR WOMEN’S SOULS/ V ČEM JE HÁČEK? - „Special Jury Prize“ Finále Plzeň, 2008
- for TV documentary WOMEN IN FIGHT/ ŽENY V BOJI - „Special Jury Prize“, Sportfilm 2010