My Great Grandfather Genghis Khan

Můj pradědeček Čingischán

A documentary showing how a DNA research can reveal who our relatives are and that we do not necessarily have to be pure-bred Bohemians. The aim and the objective of the film is to point out the fact that most Czech families have an ancestor in their past that belonged to a different ethnic group, culture, spoke a different language and looked “completely” different. The aim is to reflect on nationalism which is increasingly popular with a certain part of population and which often hides behind the term patriotism, and to relativise the meaning of catch phrases such as “Czech lands to the Czechs” or “Away with foreigners” etc.

  • Movie number
    40
  • Section
    Informative Screening
  • Director
    Pavla Frýdlová, Nenad Djapič
  • Script
    Pavla Frýdlová
  • Photographer
    Miroslav Šnábl
  • Country
    Czech Republic
  • Length
    57 min
  • Year
    2011
  • Festival version
    česká / Czech