- 7.1.2013 10:58 -
CZECH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
What is the real face of the presidential candidates?
Miloš Zeman, Karel Schwarzenberg, Jana Bobošíková, Tomio Okamura. Which one of them lived as a pensioner in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands? Who seems rather aloof? Who wanted to be in control of Czech TV? And who made money running a travel agency for stuffed toys?
The presidential campaign has reached its peak, with the first direct presidential elections taking place already on Friday. In the past years, several documentarists recorded actions of today‘s candidates most of whom did not seem likely to run for the presidential office. From 7th to 13th January 2013, DAFilms offers free access to a unique selection of documentaries addressing the same question: What is the real face of the presidential candidates? Our film choice portrays mainly those candidates who had a major media presence, it does not cover the entire range of the presidential candidates.
Travel agency for stuffed toys and the Czech TV crisis
Stone Games , a documentary that currently sparks heated debates, shows a tragicomic drama revolving around events related to a monument commemorating murdered Germans who lived in the borderland. At the same time, the film presents the pre–election efforts of various politicians, including Miloš Zeman and Jana Bobošíková. The premiere of Toytravel story, a short documentary by Radovan Síbrt, brings us to an absurd world of a travel agency for stuffed toys whose investor is Tomio Okamura. In his film Dreamless Nights, Radim Špaček recorded one of the most significant media events of the last decade - the Czech TV crisis, in which Jana Bobošíková played an important, yet controversial role. All We Know Is Everything Will Turn Out Well by Helena Papírníková introduces Karel Schwarzenberg. Robert Sedláček’s documentary Miloš Zeman - one politician's obituary is currently of interest mainly because it shows Miloš Zeman’s determination to stay away from politics and Sedláček’s correct guess that Zeman will not remain “a political corpse”.