Czech documentary films to be shown at US independent film festival
Four films that are part of the Czech documentary series “Children of Stalinism” are scheduled to make their US premiere on July 27 at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. The series, which is made up of seven parts, captures audiovisual testimonies of 37 children of Czech political prisoners jailed in the 1950s. The documentary cycle was shot by students of the Prague film school FAMU under the supervision of renowned documentary director Helena Třeštíková and was co-produced by Czech Television and Sunfilms. It won the European Commission’s “Golden Star 2008” award.