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Watch a selection of Czech documentaries premiered in 2011 for free from September 17 to 23.


Five Czech documentary films which have been presented together in cinemas within the Czech Joy in Czech Cinemas project since last year are available for free streaming from 17 to 23 September. Having received numerous festival awards as well as the best Czech documentary film of 2011 award, Solar Eclipse by Martin Mareček tells the story of two Czech development experts in a remote part of Zambia; EM and HE by Vladimír Michálek deals with songwriter Xavier Baumaxa and Northbohemian poet Em Rudenko; A Catapult of Fate by Jan Gogola introduces frontman of Katapult band Olda Říha; observational documentary On the Outside by Veronika Sobková follows three people leaving a prison; Race to the Bottom by Vít Janeček is concerned with the questions of work and unemployment.


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Solar Eclipse - CZECH version

Pod sluncem tma - CZ verze (Orig.) / 2011 / Czech Republic / 81 min

In 2006 two Czech electricians, Milan and Tomáš, set off for the Zambian village of Mupande. Exploiting a “higher level of African improvisation” they managed to provide electric power to the local school, clinic and several homes, and brought the villagers out of their equatorial darkness.

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Solar Eclipse - ENGLISH version

Pod sluncem tma - ENGLISH version (Orig.) / 2011 / Czech Republic / 81 min

In 2006 two Czech electricians, Milan and Tomáš, set off for the Zambian village of Mupande. Exploiting a “higher level of African improvisation” they managed to provide electric power to the local school, clinic and several homes, and brought the villagers out of their equatorial darkness.

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Race to the Bottom

Závod ke dnu (Orig.) / 2011 / Czech Republic / 82 min

Film shows life in industrial regions disrupted by global competition....

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