DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Studio Budíkov manages all the rights to the documentary films of Martin Kratochvíl and films made in co-production. On these pages you will find a list of all the films, including short description and technical parameters. Information on the extent of all rights is available from us on request.

 

TIBET: AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE ABSOLUTE:

Tibet: Setkání s absolutnem

Year of production: 1998

Directed by: Jan Malíř

Written by: Jan Malíř

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 54 minutes

Format: Betacam, DIGI Betacam

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English

 

This sequence of free pictorial impressions charts the experience of four friends travelling across western Tibet. Their encounter with Tibet encompassed roughly the following route: Kathmandu (Nepal) - Zhangmu (Chinese border) - Nyalam - Tingri - Rongbuk (Everest base camp) - Mainpu-Saga - Dongpa - Paryang - Nyogze - Lhaze - Shigtse - Lhasa. Rather than documenting the progress of the expedition in anything like a detailed manner, the film concentrates largely on description of the travellers‘ feelings and state of mind during their journey through the wild and magical country, taking note of its traditions and religious spirituality.

 

KANCHENJUNGA: BACKPACKERS IN THE HIMALAYAS


 

Year of production: 2000

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 60 minutes

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English subtitles

 

A documentary of an expedition round Kangchenjunga. The route leads from Taplejung airport. upstream the Tamur and Ghunsa Khola rivers to the north base camp at Pangpema. From there back to Ghunsa and eastward, across five mountain saddles to the south base camp. From Tseram along the Simbua Khola and Kabeli Khola, to Suketar. Apart from showing the ravishing scenery of the worlďs third highest mountain, the film also captures the hardships of the expedition and the mindsets of its members.

 

DOLPO: NEPAL´S PARADISE LOST

 

Year of production: 2000

Directed by: Ivana Davidová

Written by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 57 minutes

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English subtitles

 

A documentary on an expedition to Dolpo, a remote and for the larger part of the year inaccessible Tibetan enclave in the Western Nepal. The expedition set out from Jumla, advancing through hazardous terrain at Kagmara La and on, to the area around the legendary Lake Poksumdo. From there, passing across two mountain passes Baga La and Num La, at an elevation of 15,000 feet, to the Tibetan desert region of Do Tarap. Along the Tarap Khola river to Tarakot and Dunai, the administrative centre of Dolpo. The film, accompanied by extensive commentary, brings information about a godforsaken land and its mythic civilization which continues to inspire today‘s religious thinkers, explorers and artists.

 

MAKALU

Year of production: 2001

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 50 minute

Part two, Arun River: 14 minutes

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English subtitles

 

A documentary on an expedition to the foothills of Makalu, to Barun Glacier, and to Peak 3 vantage point. The film depicts a journey across the recently opened Barun- Makalu National Park in Eastern Nepal, between Mt. Everest and Kangchenjunga. Setting off from the base camp at the foot of Makalu, the track follows the stream of the Barun Khola and proceeds along the valley of the Arun River which is dealt with in part two of the documentary.

 

EASTER ISLAND: THE PACIFIC´S PERENNIAL ENIGMA

 

Year of production: 2000

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl Skript

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 36 minutes

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech

 

Question marks surrounding Easter Island have impelled many an explorer to embark on a long voyage to the Pacific. To be sure, however, this film does not purport to decipher the mysterious Rongo-Rongo script, nor does it intend to search into the methods of making or the original purpose of the giant Moai statues. Instead, it strives to present to the viewer a present-day view of the island as seen by Czech travellers during their tour of the southern hemisphere.

 

PATAGONIA: TORRES DEL PAINE, MT. FITZ ROY, CERRO TORRE

 

Year of production: 2000

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 47 minutes

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English subtitles

 

Documentary charting several trails across two national parks in southern Patagonia.

The first part shows an expedition into the heart of Chile‘s Torres del Paine, continuing with a tour of several days round the entire Paine region and slang Ventisquero Grey glacier. The second stage covers a trip to Argentina‘s Los Glaciares National Park, including notably the famed granite towers of Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.

 

ROLWALING : A LOST VALLEY IN NEPAL

Year of production: 2001

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 52min.

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English subtitles

 

Nepal just opened up its gates to the world in the fifties of the last century. A few enclaves, however, remained closed for both climbers and trekkers. Dolpo, Mustang and namely Rolwaling – a beautiful and isolated valley west of Khumbu. The first conquerors of eight-thousand-meter peaks, Edmund Hillary, Eric Shipton, Charles Evans and Alf Gregory, were the last climbers to obtain permission to explore the west approaches to Everest. After their exploring attempts, Rolwaling remained closed and unaccessible until the 1980. This makes the whole region especially attractive. The valley holds an unspoiled beauty, with both Tibetan and Nepali cultural influence. The document describes the culture, customs and religion of people living in this unbelievably isolated region where time seems to have stopped.

 

NEPAL

Year of production: 2002

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 7’56“, 6’05“, 6’04“, 8’40“, 7’00“, 6’29“, 8‘19“

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: without narration

 

The Studio Budíkov film team has visited the Himalayas many times and produced many films from specific destinations. This documentary is a sampler with a different approach. Without any relation to time or topography, it brings a purely esthetic view of the attractive Nepali reality. With only music and editing, without spoken words, it describes the beauty of Nepal in various chapters: Mountains, Bridges, City, Paths, Dwellings, Spirituality and Faces. From a large footage of film material the best scenes were sampled, showing the emotional beauty of the distant Asian mountains.

 

 

TIBET : TO THE SACRED Mt. KAILAS

Year of production: 2002

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 3x27min.

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English subtitles

 

Three films about three possible approaches to the Sacred Mountain. Sin-tiang – Guge describes the northern approach from Pákistan via Kashgar on the Silk Road and Sin-tiang Highway to the legendary Kingdom of Guge. Lhasa-Darchen exposes the journey to the Mountain from Nepal and Lhasa over Sagu and further to the west. The theme of the third part, simply called Kora, is the circumnavigation of Mt. Kailas and Lake Manasarovar. On the way a pilgrim visits all the famous monasteries and burial sites. The last part of the documentary ends with the journey to Simikot in Nepal. This is also the third possible approach to the Holy Mountain.

 

SHISHA PANGMA EXPEDITION

Year of production: 2003

Directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Script: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 51min.

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English subtitles

 

A documentary of the autumn 2003 expedition on Shisha Pangma, the last conquered eigh-thousand-meter peak in Tibet. The film shows not only the technical difficulties of the ascent, but also the broad context and history of high mountain climbing. It documents the long approach to the mountain, the drama of the climb, the life of people around the mountain and the technical ski run from the altitude of 7500m.

 

POLYNESIA (TAHITI, RAIATEA, BORA BORA, RANGIROA, HIVA OA, NUKU HIVA FATU HIVA, MARQUESAS)

Year of production: 2004

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 7x13min.

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech

 

A unique seven-part documentary about contemporary French Polynesia. The authors visited besides the famous and tourist-industry-exploited islands like Bora Bora and Raiatea, destinations less known e.g. Fatu Hiva. It was on this island, where Thor Heyerdahl formulated his theory of populating Polynesia from Peru. The emphasis of the documentary is to see Polynesian society from within, not to follow the standard perception of the islands as a tourist paradise. The Pacific beauty together with joyful music will please everybody.

 

THE SECRET OF SOUTHERN SEES

Year of production: 2003

Directed by: Jiří Tesař

Written by: Jiří Tesař

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 11x18min.

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP, Digital Beta

Produced by: Studio Budíkov, Czech TV

Language version: Czech

 

The long and profound saga of Czech and Slovak emigration to Polynesia at the beginning of twentieth century. The stories of the families to the present time, the reasons and means of emigration. Milan Rastislav Štefánik’s attempt to build New Slovakia. Numerous interviews with second-and-third generation of the emigrants, their achievments in the new homeland. All with the background of the beautiful South Pacific.

 

OCEANIA

Year of production: 2004

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 9‘08“, 6‘07“, 4‘50“, 7‘34“, 5’53“, 5‘26“, 4‘30“, 4‘50“, 4‘02“, 5‘00“, 5‘00“

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: without narration

 

The Dance on the Marquesas

South Pacific

Corpus Christi on Tahiti

The Climb to Mt Aorai

Party in Polynesia

The Gods of Polynesia

The Faces of Oceania

The Beauties of the Pacific

Heaven’s Paradise

Papeete

Tahitian Blues

 

DHAULAGIRI

Year of production: 2004

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 3x25min.

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English

 

A three part documentary from two treks around Nepal’s uppermost western eight-thousand-meter peak. The first part describes the classic approach into the Dhaulagiri massif along Myagdi Khola and over French Col and Dhampus Pass, down to the Kali Gandaki river gorge.It also deals with the dramatic rescue of one of the team members hit by acute mountain sickness. In the next two parts we circumnavigate the whole chain westwards to Dolpo only to return back to Kali Gandaki over Mukut Himal, north from the main summit. The last two parts show the life of Tibetans in the high altitudes of the Western Nepal Himalayas.

 

 

KASHMEER

Year of production: 2005

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl
Music: Martin Kratochvíl
Running time 27 min.
Format: DVCAM, Beta SP
Produced by Studio Budíkov
Language version: Czech


Poněkud populárněji laděný dokument z expedice do Ladaku a Kašmíru. V Ladaku vedla cesta údolím Zanskar do Padomu a Lehu. Oblast byla v minulosti svědkem reformního úsilí indických buddhistů a je poseta kláštery všech buddhistických denominací. Film dobře dokumentuje Leh a jeho okolí i kulturní dědictví. Filmaři se dále vydali údolím Markha jižně od Leh. Poslední část seznamuje s islámským Srínagarem a s jeho neradostnou politickou současností. XXX

 

KASHMEER AND LADAKH

(Zanskar, Markha and Le, Buddhist Temples, Shrinagar-City of Rugs)

Year of production: 2004

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 4x 18 min

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English

 

Four parts documentary from the Indian Himalayas. The first part describes the expedition to Zanskar Valley in Ladakh where Buddhism was travelling during the first and second infusion into Tibet. The trek itself is an outstanding sport achievement. The second part takes place mostly in Leh, the major town of Ladakh and in the nice and culturally rich Markha Valley. Surrounding ancient monasteries of various schools of the Mahayana Buddhism are the theme of the third part. The last part brings a deep insight into the manufacturing of silk carpets in Srínagar, the capitol of Kashmeer. The city is, unfortunately, also a great exporter of terrorism. The film is also trying to understand and explain this paradox of contemporary Kashmeer.

 

THE PILGRIMAGE SITES OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM

Year of production: 2005

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 27 min

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English subtitles

 

A documentary about the famous and sacred sites of Tibetan religious pilgrimages. In Tantric Buddhism the divine characteristics are given not only to monasteries, but also to mountains, lakes and caves, where the legendary sages lived their ascetic lives on meditations. Professor Tomas Halik wrote the script of this movie and accompanies the story on screen himself. We travel to Lhasa, Shigatse, to the sacred Mt Kailas, to the lake Manasarowar and number of other sacred sites in Western Tibet and Kashmeer. After taking part in kora, the circumnavigation around Mt Kailas, we learn from professor Halik about the general importance of the holy pilgrimages not only in Buddhism, but also in the other major religions of the world.

 

EVEREST TREK, eight women below the roof of the world

Year of production: 2007

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 44 min

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP (16:9)

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech

 

A personal experience from the classical trek to Everest from Jiri to Kala Patar. Eight women and one man (the author of the film) are going through good and bad days in the beautiful Khumbu Region of Nepal. The route marks in the same time the traditional approach to Everest from the south. The movie describes the every-day life of the Sherpas in Namche Bazaar as well as the group’s problems with altitude sickness and Maoist rebels on the way. The documentary tries to answer the qestion why just women fall in love with the conquest of high mountains, the domain recently ascribed exclusively to men.

 

KARAKORAM (Karakoram Highway, K2 and Baltoro trek, Gilgit and Hunza)

Year of production: 2007

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 3 x 24 min.

Format: DVCAM, Betacam SP, (16:9)

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English subtitles, Czech subtitles

 

A classic three part documentary on Karakoram Range. The first and third part follow the culture, history, religion and every-day life in Baltistan and North Provinces of Pakistan. Hunza and Gilgit are mystical valleys in the upper part of Karakoram Highway. The middle part tells a day by day story of the most beautiful trek of the region. The route follows the Baltoro Glacier to Concordia, a crossroad of four valleys under four most beautiful eight thousand meter high mountains: K2, Gasherbrum I. and II. and Broad Peak. Reinhold Messner and Radek Jaros comment the difficult ascends to K2.

 

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SNOW LEOPARD (Poksumdo Lake, Crystal Mountain, Around Dhaulagiri)

Year of production: 2007

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 3 x 28 min.

Format: HDV, DVCAM, (16:9)

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English subtitles, Czech subtitles

 

A three part documentary on the expedition to the deserted Dolpo – a far west province of Nepal, inspired by the Peter Matthiessen bestseller Snow Leopard.

The hilly county of Dolpo belonged for centureies to Tibetan Kingdom. In the year 1761 it was annected to Nepal by Gurkhas. The Tibetan culture, architecture and heritage remain intact in Dolpo, thanks to the absence of Chinese cultural revolution. The important gompas of Dolpo, hardly accesible from all directions, played an important role in Tibetan – Nepali historical relations.

The film deals with the important historical sites as well as with all the difficulties of the hard and distressful journey.

 

TIBET IN NEPAL

10 fillers

(People of Dolpo, Celebration, Musicians,

A Marriage, The Sqare, The Market, The Temple and offering,

A Harvest, Animals, Gompa)

 

Year of production: 2008

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: (6’14, 4’28, 3’13, 3’29, 3’32, 3’24, 4’38, 5’13, 3’57, 5’49)

Format: HDV, DVCAM, (16:9)

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: without narration

 

Romantic pictures taken on the expedition to the far west Nepal and Inner Dolpo. Even in these days you can find a pure Tibetean culture in those distant lands, untouched by the Chinese revolution. The local inhabitants Bhoti live for centuries the same life and rites, in harmony with Gods, people, animals and mountains. The film consists of picture samples into the every-day-life of Tibeteans living in the huge deserted land west from Dhaulagiri and Annapurnas. The short features have no narration; they are just artistic etudes on the music by Martin Kratochvíl.

 

PASHMINA (Wool, Government and Influence, Himalayan Caravan Tracks, Spiritual and Trade Centres, Birth of Beauty)

 

Year of production: 2008

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music by: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time: 4 x 18 min.

Format: HDV, DVCAM, (16:9)

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English subtitles, Czech subtitles

 

Four parts documentary on pashmina wool and its top quality sister shah-tus. To produce and sell shah-tus without very limited licence is illegal and may be punished by high prison sentence. An endangered species of chiru antilope must be killed to produce a fine wool from the belly part fur.

The whole process of getting the wool in buddhist Tibet and Ladakh is observed, together with the fine weawing and ornamental embroidery in moslim Kashmeer. The whole history of wars and an extremely difficult transportation over the main Himalayan ridge stand in the focus of camera. And you can also learn about hard life of caravan trackers, porters, special breed of transportation animals and ancient ways of trans-himalayan trade.

 

 

INDIA AND LANDS OF BUDDHISM

(13 fillers)

Year of production: 2009

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time 44 min

Format: HDVCAM 16:9, DVCAM 16:9, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: without narration



  1. Where Buddha Walked (4‘26“) Images of rural life in villages between Dungeshwari, where Prince Siddharta Gautama ended up his ascetic life, and Bodh Gaya, where he had attained enlightement. Sites from authentic life of Buddha are located in the North Indian province of Bihar.

  2. China Seeks Its Superstar (7‘06“) Amateur musicians in a city park in Bejing.

  3. Gifts of the Sea(5‘16“) Traditional processing of fish and sea food in Echizen at the shores of the Japanese Sea nearby the mythical Eihei-Ji monastery, founded by Zen master Dogen.

  4. In the Streets of Bodh Gaya (4’21) Modern life in the holy city of BodhGaya, where Buddha attained his enlightement.

  5. The Terracota Army (6‘04“) 2000-year old and unbelievably well-preserved terracota army built in order to protect late Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang at a location nearby Xi’anu in Shaanxi province in the central China.

  6. Shikoku Pilgrimage (6‘50“) View of famous 1400-kilometres long pilgrimage around the Japanese island of Shikoku following the track of Zen master Kúkai, known also as Kóbó Daishi.

  7. The Big Wedding (4‘49“) Spellbinding rush of a night street Indian wedding in Varánásí.

  8. Women of Bihar (3‘26“) An unspoilt country life in Indian Bihar that is located nearby Buddha's place of residence in Vaishali.

  9. A Concert at the Holy Mountain ( 4‘17“) Tibetan drummers perform at a concert at a Buddhist shrine on the Tai Shan holy mountain in central China nearby birthplace of Confucius.

  10. Laskominky (4‘50“) Street chefs in Quf show their cooking mastery in this birthplace of Confucius and former Chinese capital Xi’an.

  11. Remains of the Day (4‘03“) Country life's daily rituals in a Bihari village of Kesariya, place of residence of Buddha Šákjamuni, that have survived centuries in their changeless form.

  12. Varanásí (6‘54“) Life in the streets of this arguably world's oldest city.

  13. On the Banks of Gangha (4‘18“) Night rituals taking place at the banks of the Holy River in Varanásí.

 

Monothematic images of the world of Buddhist shrines and daily life around them. The films are edited to follow the flow of ethno-style music without any commentary. They reveal poetry of life and religion in China, Japan and India.

 

BHUTAN

Year of production: 2009

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time 4 x 21’30“

Format: HDVCAM 16:9, DVCAM 16:9, Betacam SP

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech, English subtitles

 

A four-part documentary on a very hard and long trek, considered by many to be the world's most difficult one. With its 300-kilometres of lenght, 27 kilometres of superelevation and notoriously bad weather it has become a sought-after standard in the mountaineers' world despite the fact that less than half of those who set ther foot on its track actually do reach the end. The film describes difficulties of the trek ascent and reveals many interesting facts about this small mountain country in the Himalayas which till recently has been totally isolated from an outside world. It also deals with relations among a team of mountaineers that are under permanent stress due to hard weather.

 

 

THE LIFE OF THE PROPHET

part of the series „Gods and Prophets“

Year of production: 2010

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time 25’31“

Format: full HD 1920x1080

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech

 

 

A part of TV series “Gods and Prophets“, one of its three pieces dealing with Islam. The film gives a detailed account of the Prophet Muhammad's life on the background of images from Islam's holy sites. The commentary was written by Prof. Luboš Kropáček. Despite the fact that Islam strongly prohibits even free association of images with the Prophet, the authors of this documentary succesfully created a highly timely piece strongly resonating with actual events.

 

 

 

PRACTICAL ISLAM

part of the series „Gods and Prophets“

Year of production: 2010

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time 26’08“

Format: full HD 1920x1080

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech

 

 

A part of TV series “Gods and Prophets“, one of its three pieces dealing with Islam. The film describes life of a faithful muslim, his basic everyday religious duties and his mandatory once-in-a-life pilgrimage to Mekka. This is explained by a Czech muslim Vladimír Sáňka, the Director of the Islamic centre in Prague .
This documentary challenges many prejudices against islam and helps to fight xenophobic European reactions against muslims.

 

 

 

ISLAM IN THE WORLD

part of the series „Gods and Prophets“

Year of production: 2010

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time 25’35“

Format: full HD 1920x1080

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech

 

A part of TV series “Gods and Prophets“, one of its three pieces dealing with Islam. An attempt to understand current tensions between Christianity and Islam in the world. Professor of history Eduard Gombár guides viewers through complicated Islam's history and its modern development. Creators of this film visited important locations of Islam including the sites of decisive battles among the Christian West and islamic empires. The movie gives a colourful account of this ongoing conflict.

 

 

 

RELIGIONS OF INDIA

 

part of the series „Gods and Prophets“

Year of production: 2010

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time 25’31“

Format: full HD 1920x1080

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech

 

A part of TV series “Gods and Prophets“, one of its three pieces dealing with Hinduism. This film offers an introduction into the complicated world of Indian religions that posses no binding texts, no church institutions and no pope. What they do posses in abundancy is neverending number of gods and their incarnations. Vaishnav monk Trilokátma Dása leads the production team through important sites from the life of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of God Vishnu and the viewers learn about connections between Hinduism and ancient vedas and unpanishads.

 

 

 

LORD KRISHNA

 

part of the series „Gods and Prophets“

Year of production: 2010

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time 25’47“

Format: full HD 1920x1080

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech

 

A part of TV series “Gods and Prophets“, one of its three pieces dealing with Hinduism. Vaishnav monk Trilokátma Dása talks about the life of Krishna on the backround of images from current India. We learn about the battle at Kurukshetra, where Krishna delivered his Bhagavád Gíta, or the Song of God. We also visit sites where Krishna spent his youth with milkmaids and mythical Dwáraka, where Krishna built his fortified city, which is today allegedly buried under the sea.

 

 

 

HINDUISM TODAY

 

 

 

part of the series „Gods and Prophets“

Year of production: 2010

Written and directed by: Martin Kratochvíl

Music: Martin Kratochvíl

Running time 25’30“

Format: full HD 1920x1080

Produced by: Studio Budíkov

Language version: Czech

 

 

A part of TV series “Gods and Prophets“, one of its three pieces dealing with Hinduism. Vaishnav monk Trilokátma Dása talks about his conversion to Hare Krishna movement and about life in Indian temples. Viewers get a tour through a typical Hinduist temple and learn about symbols in Vaishnav religious ceremonies. They will also get acquainted with reform attempts and setting of new Hinduist denominations. This takes place in the sunny India, directly at the historic sites from Krishna's mythical life.

 

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