Czech Republic will be represented by the titles Manual on How to Create a Terrorist by Tereza Reichova about the situation of Basque minority in Spain, Jan Hosek’s Tsunami After the Wave of Interest offering the inside look into the work of Czech charity groups in Indonesia, and Earthlings, Who Are You Voting For?, which was made as part of Linda Jablonska‘s documentary workshop for mentally challenged people. Several screenings will be accompanied by the discussions with attending filmmakers.
18th Days of European Days, Czech Republic
April 14 – 21, 2011 (Prague)
April 22 – 28, 2011 (Brno)
Selected East Silver titles in programme:
Disko ja tuumasõda , Estonia, 2009, 80 min, ?, Beta, DVD, HD, Archive , Creative, History, Personal View
Disco and Atomic War tells the story of a strange kind of information war in which a totalitarian regime stands face to face with the heroes of popular culture. And loses. Western popular culture had an incomparable role shaping Soviet children's worldviews in those days - in ways that now seem slightly odd. Finnish television was a window to a world of dreams that the authorities could not block in any way. Though Finnish channels were banned, many households found some way to access the forbidden fruit. Disco and Atomic War offers its own version of recent history, mixing spy games into a human tragicomedy.
East Silver 2009 / East Silver Caravan 2009 / Silver Eye Winner 2009 / East European Forum 2007
Manuál na výrobu teroristy , Czech Republic, 2010, 92 min, Beta SP, DV, DVD, Politics, Social Issues, Youth Documentary
In the Basque region of Navarra, the director - a stranger - stops passers by next to pieces of political graffiti, letting them explain what they mean and why they were painted. A feature-length documentary about repression, the anti-terrorist act and the events that happen within our common borders.All rights are with the producer FAMU, Czech Republic.
Tsunami po vlně zájmu , Czech Republic, 2009, 57 min, Digi Beta, Current Affairs, Human Rights, Social Issues
The authors of this documentary film folow the stories of five people in the Indonesian province of Aceh after the 2004 tsunami.
East Silver 2010
VINYL (Příběhy z vídeňského podzemí) , Austria, United Kingdom, 2010, 78 min, HD, Arts and Culture, Experimental, Music
VINYL (Tales from the Vienna Underground) is the first feature-length documentary to reveal the interconnected world of experimental, trash & electronic musicians in Vienna, and how the artists in this historically unique space interpret which sounds make music in very different ways. V I N Y L is also partly a love letter to a cultural icon – vinyl records - which have been a part of so many people’s lives for decades, and which persist in the future of music creation & distribution, despite the pervasiveness of digital technology. In this film, vinyl is a metaphor for something we love, even for its imperfections and scratches, and so it is with these musicians’ love-hate relationship to their city. Some things must change, but some things will be important forever.
East Silver 2010 / East Silver Caravan 2010
Zew wolności , Poland, 2010, 73 min, 35 mm, Arts and Culture, Current Affairs, Environmental, History, Music, Politics
"Beats of Freedom" is a captivating film about the birth of rock music in Poland. In the times when life was controlled by the communist regime, music became an extremely powerful phenomenon. The Iron Curtain could not stop rock music, thanks to which young people could find their space of freedom. From the very beginning, Polish rock stood in opposition to the reality. The songs broke stereotypes and formed bonds among people. One particular freedom enclave was the festival in Jarocin, colourfully shown in the film thanks to previously unpublished archival materials.
East Silver 2010