28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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A Lonely Voice Against Moscow
A Lonely Voice Against Moscow
A Lonely Voice Against Moscow
A Lonely Voice Against Moscow

A Lonely Voice Against Moscow

director: Miloslav Šmídmajer, Martin Slunečko
original title: František Kriegel: Sám proti Moskvě
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 52 min.


The documentary follows in the footsteps of the controversial personality of František Kriegel, M.D., who was born into a Jewish family in Halych, saved lives as a frontline doctor in Spain, China, Burma and India, and after World War II joined the service of the Communist Party and the People's Militia. In 1968, he became one of the main representatives of our state and was the only member of the kidnapped delegation to save face and not officially condemn "fraternal aid," which had significant professional and social consequences for him.


Martin Slunečko Film documentary filmmaker, director and screenwriter. Based in Prague, he works on formats focused on social and environmental issues. He graduated in Ethopedia, then worked at the Academy of Sciences and Czech Television. Miloslav Šmídmajer Czech film producer, director, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, television editor, film journalist and writer. Graduated in Czech and German Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University.

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director: Miloslav Šmídmajer, Martin Slunečko
producer: Martina Šantavá
script: Martin Groman, Miloslav Šmídmajer, Martin Slunečko
photography: Miroslav Souček
editing: Jakub Vansa
sound: Michal Janoušek
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