Alexander, Philip; Lawson, Greg; Caribe, Mario; Garnett, Pete; Nicolson, Guy
Moishe’s Bagel bring their exhilarating blend of jazz inflected Eastern European and klezmer music to create a new score for Mikhail Kalatozov’s remarkable 1930 Soviet propaganda silent film Salt for Svanetia which recently took centre stage at the Bo’Ness Hippfest.
Kalatozov’s visually striking and at times disturbing film originally promoted Soviet measures to modernise the isolated Svan people of the Caucasus Mountains in north-west Georgia and is a dramatic combination of ethnographic history and socialist realism. The evening will feature a full set from the band followed by the film screening after the interval. Moishe’s Bagel are Phil Alexander (keyboards), Greg...
Culik, Jan; Vesely, Daniel
Jan Culik and Daniel Vesely discuss the causes of terrorism in Europe and in the Middle East now and in the past fifty years.
Culik, Jan; Kartous, Bohumil
Jan Culik and Bohumil Kartous discuss the recent developments concerning Brexit in the United Kingdom after the June 2017 UK general election. They also debate about how and why Brexit has led to the growth of support for the European Union in the countries of Western Europe, they talk about the role of the new French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron in these developments and about the current attitudes of the Czech Republic and the other Central and East European countries to the EU.
Culik, Jan; Pehe, Jiri
Jan Čulík interviews Jiří Pehe, the well.-known Czech political scientist and Head of New York University in Prague about the current attitudes of the Czech Republic to the European Union.
Culik, Jan; Slama, Bohdan
At the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Jan Culik interviews the celebrated Czech film director Bohdan Slama about his five feature films, especially his latest Bába z ledu (Ice Mother, 2017).
Brunner, Richard; Pradeau, Gil
This short documentary film explores how community planning partners from two of What Works Scotland's case sites learnt about implementing participatory budgeting on a study trip to Paris, a European leader in mainstreaming PB.
One of the goals of What Works Scotland is to understand how public services in Scotland can learn from international evidence. One approach to this is fact-finding visits by public services to international partners working on comparable policy and practice issues.
Find out more on the What Works Scotland website about:
- the context for participatory budgeting
- the study trip to Paris
McGuinness, David; Mcgregor, Aaron; McGillivray, Alison
Historically-informed performances of fiddle tunes which Robert Burns subsequently made into songs, played from contemporary and earlier sources.
Roberts, Alasdair; McGuinness, David; Skuse, Amble
A collection of Scottish traditional ballads arranged for voice, historical pianos and electronics.
Following the huge success of 2015's Magnificat & Christmas Cantata, Dunedin Consort releases its eagerly awaited follow up, Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Culik, Jan; Kartous, Bohumil
Several top Czech politicians have recently made controversial remarks about the state of the Czech economy, the unreliability of the existing old age pension schemes and low income levels in the Czech Republic. These statements indicate the fragility of the economy of the Czech Republic and its lack of preparedness for the AI revolution. Since the fall of communism, the Czech Republic has turned itself into a cheap assembly hall for German businesses. It does not invest into innovation. Jan Čulík and Bohumil Kartous discuss the gloomy prospects of the Czech economy during the forthcoming AI revolution. The interview has...
Culik, Jan; Pehe, Jiri
Jan Čulík interviews Jiří Pehe, the well known Czech political scientist and Director of New York University (Prague) about the reasons why a majority of Czechs are likely to vote for an authoritarian oligarch in the general election, which will take place in the Czech Republic in October 2017, and why people in the US have voted for Trump and people in the UK for Brexit.
The interview was broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from 21st July 2017.
Culik, Jan; Svecova, Dominika
Czech documentary film maker interviews Jan Čulík, the Britské listy editor-in-chief, about the most interesting films screened this year at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which took place from 30th June until 8th July 2017. The main themes of the festival were horrors of war, hatred directed towards the representatives of the other and the position of women in society.
The interview was broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from 14th July 2017.
Galán-Díaz, Carlos Roberto; Dinnie, Elizabeth
Interview for BBC Radio Orkney, Kirkwall, Orkney, 2nd August 2012.
Culik, Jan; Klusak, Vit
At the 2017 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Jan Culik interviews the celebrated Czech documentary film maker Vít Klusák about his latest film Svět podle Daliborka (The White World according to Daliborek). The film is a portrait of a Czech neo-Nazi from a small town and the interview deals with various controversial aspects of the film project which the completed documentary has highlighted. - The interview was broadcast on the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from 7th July 2017.
Maitra, Srabani; Gupta, Tania Das
No abstract available.
Culik, Jan; Sveda, Josef
Jan Čulík interviews Josef Švéda, the author of the monograph Země zaslíbená, země zlořečená [The Promised Land, the Accursed Land], which analyses images of the United States in Czech 19th and 20th century literature. Švéda has found that the construction of these images tells more about internal political and social problems in the Czech Lands rather than about the United States. In the 19th century, the US often functioned as an example of freedom and democracy for Czech authors, although they often assumed the generally widespread period racist attitudes to the blacks and to the indigenous American population. In the...
Culik, Jan; Larsson, Peter
Jan Čulík interviews Peter Larsson, a Swedish human rights activist and co-founder, with Jiří Pallas, of the Charter 77 Foundation, about his work in support of the Czech dissidents and in support of Czech culture, which he has been disseminating in Sweden since the 1970s. After the fall of communism, Larsson founded a travel agency which has brought more than half a million Swedish citizens to the Czech Republic.
The interview was broadcast on the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from 16th June, 2017.
Culik, Jan; Drasnarova, Helena
Jan Čulík interviews Czech writer Helena Drašnarová about the life and work of her father, Jaroslav Dietl, who was the author of innumerable, highly popular television soap operas and TV series, which were broadcast during the two decades of the post-1968 regime in Czechoslovakia as part of official propaganda. According to Drašnarová, her father was a communist by conviction, but he sincerely believed that his TV series were "critical" of the communist regime. This was not the case amongst other things because his work was subject to extremely strict Communist Party censorship.
The interview was broadcast by the Czech cable TV...
Culik, Jan; Holý, Jiri
Jan Čulík interviews Jiří Holý, Professor of Czech literature at Charles University, Prague, about his new monograph Cizí a blízcí (Aliens and Friends), which traces the history of Jewish culture in the Czech lands from the second half of the 19th century until the 1930s. They discuss Professor Holý's introductory article in this publication which reveals that many classic Czech authors of the late 19th and early 20th century display features of strong antisemitism in their literary work and that the foundation of the democratic Czechoslovak Republic in 1918 was connected with anti-Jewish riots.
The interview was broadcast on the...
Culik, Jan; Brdeckova, Teresa
Jan Čulík interviews Czech writer Tereza Brdečková, the author of Czech television miniseries "Bohéma" (Bohemia, 2017), which deals with the relentless political pressure applied by the Nazi and the communist authorities on the cinema celebrities of those eras. Brdečková explains why authoritarian regimes feel the need to force citizens to participate in their crimes and adds that this did not happen only in occupied Czechoslovakia, but also in other Nazi-occupied countries during World War II, such as France.