We are honored to deliver a remarkable music documentary film Makanna. The documentary which is based around the novel Makanna – The Father of Miracles , was written by Jiri Weil describes the rise and fall of a historical person – the 7th century false prophet. The novel Makanna was written in 1940 and published in 1941 under a cover name, whose owner was tortured to death in Mauthausen.
“Unearthed from ancient times, this unfamiliar oriental world becomes in this novel a living, colorful picture reminding us of not-so-distant historical tyranny.”
The documentary which is in cooperation with the Jewish Museum in Prague and under the auspices of Sir Tom Stoppard and Vaclav Havel, is based on the novel of the Jewish writer .
The film premier took place at the Vaclav Havel Library in Prague to commemorate the 115th anniversary of birth of writer Jiri Weil. Under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague 1, the premiere was part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, the 17th Poetry Day Festival and the 4th Festival Brikcius.