Crime Scene: Rainforest

Four fifths of the rainforests have already been destroyed by fire-clearing and illegal clear-felling. The remainder now also faces the same fate. The reason for this is that the illegal timber trade is the second largest source of income for the globally operating Mafia.The undercover investigators of the environment protection group EIA are on the […]

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Fish's Finished: Reaching the crossroads for our Oceans

The oceans still hold an unimaginable richness of life. But men view them mainly as an inexhaustible source of seafood: 90 million tons of fish are taken from the sea every year. Going along with researchers, fishermen, producers and buyers, this documentary drills down to the causalities of overfishing and teases out perceived and real […]

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Almtal: Magical Valley

The Almtal, the valley of the river Alm, is one of the most densely wooded regions. The film shows forest operations, and the work of scientists: a limnologist dives in the Alm-Sea, a biologist does research on ravens, and a geologist wants to know more about a gigantic rockslide. All this is held together by […]

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Mushroom Picking: Magic Mushrooms last

One could say that all Czechs are mushroomhunters. There are at least as many mushroom lovers and mushroom pickers as there are ice hockey fans. Czech TV viewers can take a walk in the woods and meadows from the comfort of their sofa, all they need to do is turn on the Czech TV channel […]

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Mushroom Picking: Honey Fungus and More

One could say that all Czechs are mushroomhunters. There are at least as many mushroom lovers and mushroom pickers as there are ice hockey fans. Czech TV viewers can take a walk in the woods and meadows from the comfort of their sofa, all they need to do is turn on the Czech TV channel […]

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Tale of a Forest

A documentary essay by Ljuba Václavková and Václav Cílek, this time about forests as a landscape phenomenon.

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Damage

Our brain is our main link to the world. If something goes wrong in it, our life changes. But it doesn’t have to go wrong, as the stories of people who found something positive as well thanks to such “damage” show.

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Limited Liability Food

What are the philosophical and practical impacts of the development of modern society on our nourishment? How has our food changed in relation to humankind’s progress?

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Not Leaving

A paralel portrait of two top doctors who never wanted to leave even though their good repute goes beyond the borders of this country.

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Jakub Vágner´s Fishing Legends: Amazonie I; Amazonie II

Jakub Vágner, an adventurer, extreme traveller and a fisherman is the holder of many world records and a widely recognized expert on giant fish hunting. He sets out on dangerous expeditions to exotic corners of our planet to move the thresholds of fishing to a higher level.

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Jakub Vágner´s Fishing Legends: India I

Jakub Vágner, an adventurer, extreme traveller and a fisherman is the holder of many world records and a widely recognized expert on giant fish hunting. He sets out on dangerous expeditions to exotic corners of our planet to move the thresholds of fishing to a higher level.

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The Trip

The 13-year old Asia goes on an excursion with her grandfather. Grandpa teaches her how to drive a scooter, shows her the beauty of nature. He’s also got something to tell her…

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The Gardens of Marrakesh

Since its foundation in the 12th century, Marrakesh had thousands of gardens. But the city fell into a deep decay and the gardens vanished. After Marrakesh was announced a world cultural heritage, gardens were rediscovered, restored and new ones installated. The film looks at the city through the gardens.

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Towards Sustainable Forest Management

The situation of the world’s forests is more worrisome than ever before. It is therefore urgent to reverse the trend now in order to save what remains of the planet’s forests. To do so, new methods of exploitation and sustainable forest management must be developed and people must be educated on the importance of forest […]

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NATURE: Silence of the Bees

NATURE: Silence of the Bees is the first in-depth look to uncover what is killing the honeybee. The film goes beyond the unsolved mystery to tell the story of the honeybee itself, its invaluable impact on our diets and instills in viewers a sense of urgency to help these extraordinary animals.

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Green desert

The film Green Desert will lead us to the tropical island of Borneo. Today the rain forests and communities of natives on Borneo face the biggest threat in their existence – they must cede land to oil palm plantations which produce palm oil to be exported to all parts of the world. The film reveals […]

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Caring for the Lagoon

The magnificent lagoon of Mayotte, an island in the Indian Ocean, is at the very heart of local life. The Mahorans are aware of this and try to protect it. From the wooded mountain top to the mangrove and into the sea, we came across dedicated men, women and children, turtles and sea cucumbers, right […]

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The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning

Focussing on climate research in Antarctica, this film reports on the imminent rise of the world’s sea level due to melting ice, the new phenomenon of suicide among penguins, startling new data on the ozone hole and how new vegetation is now growing in the world’s largest desert.

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The Polar Explorer

The Polar Explorer is a film that reports on the latest climate change discoveries being made at both ends of the Earth – The Arctic and Antarctica. The film and its findings were so significant that it was invited by the United Nations to be screened to delegates attending COP16, The Climate Change Conference in […]

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The Last of the Dodos

Indian Ocean, summer 1662. A trading ship is wrecked in a storm near the shores of Mauricius. The only surviving sailor undergoes extremely unpleasant adventures with a roasted dodo, with the idiosyncratic inhabitants of the local mission and in the end he realises the true meaning of the saying “We are what we eat.” An […]

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Djink-i-junka: Bush used to be dark

In the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal there lives a mysterious beauty, the biggest of the antelopes, dubbed djink-i-junka, or “the bush used to be dark”, by the local hunters. The disappearing Lord Derby eland. You can trace its footsteps with a Czech-Senegalese team, which has been fighting for its survival for 12 years.

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Dying forest of the Tatras

The drying of the Tatra forest continues on a massive scale. The bark beetle has attacked even the most precious remains of a several-hundred-year-old primeval forest. The film talks about Tatra foresters’ long experience with this issue and also about the reasons for the current dismal state of the spruce forest.

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Art of survival

It is always interesting to meet a handicapped animal in the wild. It makes one think of the causes of its state and also of the changes in the way of life this creature has inevitably had to design in order to survive.

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Victims of the winter

A documentary filmed during two weekend days in the High Tatras, during which three chamois were injured nearby. It shows the effort of the emloyees of the State Forests of the Tatras National Park as well as of the Management of TANAP to do their utmost to save the injured individuals and it points to […]

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Nature for gardens, parks and landscape

A sensitive and sustainable land management and the support of bio-diversity are important for the healthy development of landscape and its further functioning. The film introduces one of the projects of the Education for Competitiveness Operational Programme, which tries to deal with this problem in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands.

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Silent Snow

The Arctic plains are an endless nothing in which only few know how to survive. Dangerous pesticides are silently accumulating here, poisoning its inhabitants. A young Inuit woman investigates the sources of this pollution. Her journey takes her to three different continents where she is confronted with conflicting interests. The recent developments in the Arctic […]

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Pygmies - The Children of the Jungle

The adventurer, Ivan Bulík, travelled all through Africa. However, one of his dreams still eluded him: He desired to capture the life and customs of the smallest people on Earth, to find the undisturbed civilization of Pygmies. His search begins in the Central African Republic, where the local natives take him across the borders of […]

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Seabed Cultivation

The film includes three parts: First, what does seabed sowing mean? How to do it? And what kinds of seafood are appropriate for this new technology? Second, important steps in practice: choosing and reforming the waters; breeding the hatchlings; and sowing on the seabed. Third, economic and social benefits.

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Journey of the Universe

Journey of the Universe explores cosmic and Earth evolution as a profound process of creativity, connection and interdependence. Hosted by Brian Thomas Swimme, the film guides us from the origins of life to our present ecological challenges. More information about the film can be found at www.journeyoftheuniverse.org.

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Raising Resistance

The documentary is about the fight of the campesinos, the small farmers of Paraguay, against the more and more aggressively expanding production of genetic soy in the country. On the basis of this conflict it describes the global impact that the use of most modern genetic engineering in the 21st century has on people and […]

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Jonathan

JONATHAN is a sensitive and humorous documentary portrait of a 17-year-old nature explorer. With eloquence and charisma, Jonathan invites us into the fascinating world of his biological excursions. However, regarding himself within the scheme of natural selection, he concludes that he would not have survived. Jonathan was born prematurely with a cleft lip and palate.

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Bottled Life

Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there’s a company which has developed the art to perfection – Nestlé. This company dominates the global business in bottled water. Swiss journalist Res Gehringer has investigated this money-making phenomena in Nigeria, Pakistan and the USA.

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The Farmer's Blues

In the last 150 years Luxembourgish agricultural production has changed beyond recognition, with a fall in employment of over 60%. With this decline as a backdrop, Julie Schroell set out to track down the remaining farmers in the country, to discover who they are, how they work now and how they are adapting to the […]

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Joyful clay

A documentary not only about building from clay, but also about the people who live with it and live in it. Why did they choose this way of life? Actor Jaroslav Dušek also makes an appearence in the film, as he has a lot to say on the matter not only as an actor.

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That Czech Character of Ours: Where is the country of milk and honey?

Where is the country of milk and honey? Are we self-sufficient in terms of agriculture? Or is it that we must import milk, honey or wool from abroad? And what about other agricultural products? Why is garlic imported from Spain or China, cabbage from Portugal and apples from who knows where? Answers to similar questions […]

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Velká Fatra

Tomáš Kočko will take us to see bears in a primaeval forest, blooming saffron and rare conifers. A new Czech TV documentary series.

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It all started with a peasant forest

We will take a look at the history of peasant woods and the so-called coppiced woods at Jablunkovsko, where below the Kozubová and Ostrého hills these forests survive. For centuries they have been managed by the owner of the piece of land and regenerated naturally. To this day they are varied in age and contain […]

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Forests for People

Forests for people is an educational documentary. The film features the work of forest rangers, forest researchers and an off-road stroll through the wilderness of a remarkable national park, the Bavarian Forest National Park. Stunning aerial shootings show fascinating landscapes across Germany. The film aims to raise awareness on sustainably managed forests and conservation of […]

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The Fishing Industry in Germany: Responsible Use of Natural Resources

Seas, rivers and lakes are among humanity’s largest food sources. In Germany, fishing is part of tradition and culture. The film takes viewers on a journey into the everyday lives of people whose work is related to fishing and fish: The crew of the Trawler ‘Susanne’ in the North Sea, Fishery inspectors and marine biologists […]

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Gardens of Destiny

Gardens of destiny is a fun and educational documentary explaining what sustainable agriculture is and presenting solutions of how to achieve sustainable food production with biodiversity.

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Phytoremediation in environmental protection

Film presents the method of reduction of green-house gases emission generated by animal production. The method consists in utilization of phytoremediation properties of some plant species. In the green house built over a poultry house there have been grown different plants. After one year studies it has appeared that the above plants have reduced harmful […]

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Root Vegetables Growing and Cultivation in Organic Farms

The film shows the special weeder for root vegetable plantations. It is able to destroy the weeds both termically and mechanically. On the universal frame equipped with gas supplying and control sets there can be mounted, depending on your needs, various protective covers of gas burners designed for weeds burning in ridges, patches or flat […]

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Houston We Have a Problem

The Story of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Cheap Energy. Step inside the energy capital of the world, to hear the hard truth about oil, straight from the Texas oilmen themselves. For decades American presidents have warned of the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. See just how the U.S. Energy Policy turned into a […]

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Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus: A Threat in the Tropics

Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus – A Threat in the Tropics’ aims to contribute to a better understanding of the dispersal of both species across the continents and their role as transmitters of viruses, giving a special focus on dengue, which in recent years has caused several epidemics in many tropical countries.

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Triatomines: Vector of disease

The documentary ‘Triatomines – Vector of disease’ aims to contribute to a better understanding of the main triatomine species related to the transmission of chagas disease. Although vector transmission of chagas disease occurs only in the Americas, the documentary warns of the presence of insect vectors in other countries.

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Heliotropes

HELIOTROPES documents the parallel goals of man and nature, through the most primitive and sophisticated means, to simply stay in the light.

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Billion Dollar Fish: The last Days of the Wild Sturgeon?

The River Danube is home to a fish that grows larger than the Great White Shark. Although it leads a secretive life, the Beluga Sturgeon produces the most prized food in the whole world. “Billion Dollar Fish” tells the tale of a giant survivor from prehistoric times and desperate fight of a handful of scientists […]

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Bird Brain

It’s used as an insult – “bird brain” – not very clever. But in the last few years research has shown that this idea is out of date. This film follows scientists discovering that bird intelligence is so advanced that birds can be compared to the great apes. Some of the most sophisticated research has […]

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Farm of the year 2011

The film presents five families that have placed in the first 5 positions in the tenth year of the Farm of the Year competition in 2011 announced by ASZ ČR. The aim of this competion is to present prosperous family farms, which according to ASZ are a natural and viable “ingredient” in Czech countryside and […]

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Sekem: Born of the Sun

Ibrahim Abouleish’s SEKEM is a unique model of an innovative economy that combines ecological, social and cultural developments with economic success.

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Return of the Wild Horses

The history of breeding and preservation of the last existing wild horse species is inextricably bound with the Prague Zoo. The fact that the Przewalski horses have once again been living for over two decades in the natural conditions of their ancestors’ homeland is a great success for all nature preservationists.

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Wild Africa Goes Hi-Tech: Tracks

Wild Africa Goes Hi-tech is a six-part series which offers new insights into the unique co-operative ventures that are creating new resolutions to longstanding problems in the world’s most fascinating continent.

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Wild Africa Goes Hi-Tech: Problem Solving

Wild Africa Goes Hi-tech is a six-part series which offers new insights into the unique co-operative ventures that are creating new resolutions to longstanding problems in the world’s most fascinating continent.

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Wild Africa Goes Hi-Tech: Reaching Out

Wild Africa Goes Hi-tech is a six-part series which offers new insights into the unique co-operative ventures that are creating new resolutions to longstanding problems in the world’s most fascinating continent.

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Circulate Greenhouse

Circulatory agriculture is a trend in modern agricultural development. Circulatory greenhouses are a combination of circulatory agricultural technology and agricultural facilities, which use the food chain relationships between animals and plants, through the medium of water, to form a closed loop.

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