Two episodes shot for the docuseries Industry (2021) cover the history and saga of industrial capitalism, particularly with regard to two auto factories linked by their manufacturing of one of the most complex industrial products in both the period of normalization and capitalist transformation. This discussion will feature those who held positions of power during those turbulent times both at Škoda (in Mladá Boleslav) and Tatra (in Kopřivnice): Petr Hrdlička, Erika Duchanová, Zdeněk Podolský, Jan Ludva, and Bedřich Sklenovský. They will be joined by historian Martin Jemelka.
Ivo Bystřičan (1980) studied documentary film, social policy, and sociology. In films such as Permanent Address – Prague (2008), Copper Age (2010) and Byeway (2014), he contemplates the problems faced by the world today within the broader socio-political, economic and environmental context. Currently he works on the multidiscipinary Czech-Icelandic project Future Landscapes, feature documentary Climategeddon and docu-serie about crisis management in history with Czech Academy of Science.