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Czech Peace

Vít Klusák & Filip Remunda / Czech Republic / 2010 / 100 ' / Czech / S.T. English

Credits

Vít Klusák
Vít Klusák & Filip Remunda
Vít Klusák
Václav Flegl
Martin Jílek
Petr Marek
Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda, Irena Taskovski, Petr Morávek & Tereza Horská

Awards & Festivals

2nd DMZ-DOCS Korean International Documentary Film Festival, 2010
Traverse City Film Festival 2010, USA
45th IFF Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
51st Festival dei Popoli, Italy 2010

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The story of the Star Wars, the Cold War and the War On Terror of one small Czech village.

Synopsis

Film covers the hot-blooded dispute over a U.S. military base, as part of the National Missile Defense Program, which is planned for construction in the Woods surrounding Brdy Military Area, 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. 

War! War!! WAR!!! Everything will explode, burn, and die…that’s what readers learn in media coverage from both the supporters and opponents of the US radar base. 

The Czech Republic found itself the focus of the world's superpowers virtually overnight. Within a single year the country was visited by George Bush, Condoleezza Rice and dozens of lobbyists representing American arms manufacturers. The Russians threatened to aim their nuclear missiles at the Czech Republic. The largest Czech civil movement since the Velvet Revolution came together to protest against the American base. Political scientists treat the situation as a new phase in the Cold War. 

Two years after the battle for the radar, which we attentively followed with our camera, Barack Obama became the President of the United States. During his speech in Prague, he announced his plan to reduce the stockpiles of nuclear weapons and to achieve an agreement with Russia. A joint team of American and Russian scientists announced that the planned missile defense system does not work at all. Theodore Postol, a member of the team and an MIT Professor, pointed out that for two years; the Pentagon was providing the Czech public with false information. The American and Russian politicians started their negotiations. The Czech Republic has obviously once again become an object of the great-powers competition. A playfully explosive film of our times.

 

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