Helena Papírníková-Horáčková (born 1978) studied political science and worked in the presidential office of Václav Havel. She went on to study the Department of Documentary Film at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) from which she graduated by her film about the Czech underground community All We Know Is Everything Will Turn Out Well (2008) for which she was awarded the 2009 Andrej Stankovič Award, awarding a unique creative work in the field of cinematography overlooked by major film criticism. She also made a film portrait of underground poet Jirous with the title Ivan Martin Jirous in 12 Images (2004), a narrative about herbs Jim Čert’s Herbal (2006), and a film with songs Nostalgic Memories of Underground Solidarity... (2007). She has four children and lives in Prague.
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