As we informed earlier, DISCOP will attend also 10 Czech and Slovak professionals, who will presents their films. Every attendant can upload up to 3 films into digitized videolibrary DISCOP TUBE. East Silver is no exception to this and will also use this possibility to represent several films from our catalogue. Through Anna Kaslova will East Silver present “documentary comedy” Czech Peace, television series of portraits of filmmakers of the czechoslovakian new wave cinema, Golden Sixties, and CERN or The Factory for the Absolute by Jan V. Sacher about the Large Hadron Collider.
CERN or the Factory for the Absolute | Jan V. Sacher
Czech Republic | 2010 | 52 min
CERN or The Factory For the Absolute is a documentary film about the Largest Hadron Collider in the world (LHC) which is located near the French - Swiss border. With the help of this accelerator the scientists want to simulate the situation shortly after the Big Bang. As a result they hope to get basic information about the structure of mass and get to know the last secrets of the universe. On the background of the first LHC beam injection in September 2008, we take a closer look at many serious questions to be explored. At first, the introduction of the CERN institution, explanation of the experiments and their expected results and introduce the technological severity of the project. The film also discusses the question of possible risks of these activities and the human responsibility.
Czech Peace | Vit Klusak, Filip Remunda
Czech Republic | 2010 | 100 min
The story of STAR WARS, the COLD WAR and the WAR ON TERROR in one small Czech village. CZECH PEACE – from the creators of the fake hypermarket comedy CZECH DREAM. As a part of its National Missile Defense Program, the US plans to build a military base in the Czech Republic, a former hiding place for Soviet nuclear rockets during the Cold War. Despite the fact that 73% of Czechs are against the project, the government has continued with negotiations. Supporters of the base claim that it will strengthen the country's defense against the global threats of the 21st century. Opponents, on the other hand, point out that the plan essentially shifts the Iron Curtain toward the east; they also insist that it represents an attempt by the USA to rule the world.
The Golden Sixties | Martin Sulik
Czech Republic | 2009 | 26 x 60 min
Golden Sixties is an unique TV series about the famous period of the Czechoslovakian cinema in the 1960s, the Czechoslovakian New Wave. The whole series consist of 26 TV portraits of famous directors such as Milos Forman, Vera Chytilova or Jiri Menzel, supported by interviews not only with the filmmakers, but also film historians and other important persons of the cinema of the sixties in Czechoslovakia. The TV series resulted also in two-part feature documentary 25 from the Sixties, summing up the era, persons and key films as well.