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Le Dernier des Injustes

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In 1975, in Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadtghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only "Elder of the Jews" (according to Nazi terminology) not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto. 2012. Claude Lanzmann, at 87 - without masking anything of the passage of time on men, but showing the incredible permanence of the locations involved - exhumes these interviews shot in Rome, returning to Theresienstadt, the town "given to the Jews by Hit [...]
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Banjo Romantika: American Bluegrass Music & the Czech Imagination

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DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Haus Tugendhat Edition

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The Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic is a solitaire of modern architecture. It embodies the social utopian claim of the architect Mies van der Rohe and the cosmopolitan bourgeois life design its principal Grete and Fritz Tugendhat. The film tells the eventful history of the singular building and its inhabitants.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Inside Hana's Suitcase

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A group of Japanese children unravel the story of George and Hana Brady, two young Jewish children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia, when they receive an old suitcase with Hana's name written on it from the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz.
DVD
2011; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Everything Is a Present [electronic resource]: Alice Sommer Herz, Sage, Saint, Maven

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Christopher Nupen's film portrays Alice Sommer Herz, a woman with the true gift of forgiveness. A Nazi concentration camp prisoner for two years with her six-year-old son, suffering deaths of her mother and her husband in the camp, she also remembers playing more than 100 concerts in the camp and likens the experience, both for the performers and for the listeners, to being close to the divine. Alice is in no doubt that music saved her sanity as well as her life and the lives of hundreds of others. She plays extracts from Impromptu no. 2, op. 142 : D 935 / Schubert ; Czech dance / Smetana ; Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 / Beethoven.
Online
2009
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Český Sen: Czech Dream

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Czech dream documents the largest consumer hoax the Czech Republic has ever seen. Filip Remunda and Vit Klusak, two of Eastern Europe's most promising young documentary filmmakers, set out to explore the psychological and manipulative powers of consumerism by creating an ad campaign for something that didn't exist.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Old Believers

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Chronicles the descendants of immigrants and exiles in these remote lands. The results are three poetic, intimate documentaries that capture the unique lives and customs of people unknown to most of the world.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Body Without Soul

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The personal stories of teenage hustlers in Prague are told with unflinching honesty, providing a disturbing and graphic inside view of the exploitation, pain, and pitiful existence of young men who, out of necessity, sell their bodies to survive.
DVD
2000; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Sweet Century: Women Who Defied a Communist Dictatorship

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Not much is known in the West of opposition to the Communist dictatorship that swept central Europe after World War II. This portrait of several remarkable Czech women who endured harsh imprisonment for their beliefs is a tribute to their strength, as well as their support of one another. One of the women profiled is Jitka Puflerova, who at age nineteen was sentenced to eighteen years for espionage, subversion and treason. Her real crime was belonging to the Socialist Party and participating in anti-government demonstrations. Their stories of the horrors of communist prisons are intercut with old propaganda films and archival footage. Dagmar Skalova was kept in high security custody for sixteen years. Her crime was to organize the boy scouts in a protest against the communist regime. [...]
Online
2000
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Symphony in D Documentary [electronic resource]

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Online
1984