True Story
True Story – Episode 10: Salt from Bonneville

True Story – Episode 10: Salt from Bonneville

January 15, 2021

Two Men, a Bike and a Goal. Competition from Ukraine heads west to America to explore the landscape and the inspiration of bringing salt, and a world record for speed, on a Soviet refurbished motorcycle, back from the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, to the homegrown hunger for the sport found in the Ukraine. An invigorating, joyful and expansive film by Simon Mozgovyi.

True Story – Episode 09: Acasa, My Home

True Story – Episode 09: Acasa, My Home

January 8, 2021

In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, nine children and their parents occupied an off-grid homestead for 20 years until being chased out and forced to live in the big city. In his newest film, Radu Ciorniciuc documents the family as they face life in the system for the first time. Many difficult questions arise about the freedom and choice to: be illiterate, live off nature, ignore private property, not participate in the society, and many more...

True Story – Episode 08: An Ordinary Country

True Story – Episode 08: An Ordinary Country

January 2, 2021

When footage from the archives of the Polish Secret Service were revealed to filmmaker Tomasz Wolski, his passion for Polish history awakened the need to create An Ordinary Country; a haunting and important rememberance about surveillance, our current behaviors and how to frame, and possibly protect, our privacy and our abilities to improve our lives.

True Story – Episode 07: Merry Christmas, Yiwu

True Story – Episode 07: Merry Christmas, Yiwu

December 18, 2020

A gorgeous multi-layered narrative of factory and family life in Yiwu, China. How we consume, how we live, and a beautiful exploration of values, culture and questions regardin our global economy are raised in this True Story conversation.

True Story – Episode 06: Her Mothers

True Story – Episode 06: Her Mothers

December 11, 2020

As Hungary’s far right political climate becomes increasingly extremist, two women try to adopt a child of Roma origin in this overtly anti-gay and racist society. Directors Asia Dér and Sári Haragonics follow Virág, a former politician, and her partner Nóra, a musician, through their long adoption process. But tensions begin to rise as Virág thrives in her role as a mother and Nóra struggles to find her place within the family. As the rising tides of hate and homophobia begin to overflow into their family, they must face the difficult decision of whether to leave their country behind.

True Story – Episode 05: Wolves at the Borders

True Story – Episode 05: Wolves at the Borders

December 4, 2020

In Martin Páv's Wolves at the Borders the fight between Man vs. Nature and our role in the ecosystem continues, and in this True Story interview, Martin and Nicole discuss culture clash, ecology and how we can all learn to talk about difficult topics.

True Story – Episode 04: Caught in the Net

True Story – Episode 04: Caught in the Net

November 27, 2020

Caught in the Net - a powerful, important and necessary film for all to watch in our times. An invigorating interview with producer Pavla Klimesova, where questions of morality, education and empathy are raised while we all look to our complicitness in how we can better protect our children.

True Story – Episode 03: Town of Glory

True Story – Episode 03: Town of Glory

November 20, 2020

Do you feel young people and children in the West know less and less about World War II? Should we know more? And how should we frame these important stories? In the newest film, Town of Glory, Russian film director Dmitry Bogolyubov shares with us a particular version of "remembering" heroes of the war. We learn about the town and people of Yelnya, 400 km from Moscow, and how propaganda affects the human minds of both adults and children. We asked questions in this vein, and much more, in this interview with Dmitry Bogolyubov during his latest visit to Prague.

True Story – Episode 02: Pure Art

True Story – Episode 02: Pure Art

November 13, 2020

With Maxim Shved about his latest film Pure Art, but also about new project, the upcoming film, which follows the dramatic events surrounding the last presidential election in Belarus. At the end of filming, during the post-election protests, director Maxim Shved himself was arrested and imprisoned. In this part of the True Story Podcast, we also talked about his experience.

True Story – Episode 01: A Loss of Something Ever Felt

True Story – Episode 01: A Loss of Something Ever Felt

November 6, 2020

With Liis Nimik and Carlos E. Lesmes, co-authors of the new documentary A Loss of Something Ever Felt, a gripping story about a young Estonian drug addict who goes missing, and his sister who searches for him in the dangerous corners of Bogota, where no one seems to go.

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