Jiri Boudnik Blog

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Sugarcubes and chocolate - snippet

Sugarcubes & chocolate

This is a snippet of my short film about the liberation of Pilsen by the Americans in 1945.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The morning after

West Street, looking north.
The morning after

Rescue efforts at West Street, near south pedestrian bridge.
JB at Ground Zero

This photo was taken by Martin Sandgren on Saturday, September 15, a few hours before the key meeting at the Command Post where I got the idea to build a 3-dimensional model of post-collapse WTC site.


American Center Pilsen - Model of Hope at Ground Zero

On September 5th I gave a PowerPoint presentation at the American Center Pilsen about my work as a volunteer at Ground Zero in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Upcoming art show in Pilsen

Z Azylu do Azylu
"From Exile to Exile"

On June 1, 2006, the art gallery AZYL in Pilsen, Czech Republic, will host a show of my drawings and paintings.

The show will include about 20 of my figure drawings and oil paintings.

I left Pilsen 19 years ago, escaping the Communist regime of Czechoslovakia.

This show will be the first exhibition of my work in my home country.

The gallery name is AZYL (Exile - in English), which I found ironic and decided to call the show "Z Azylu do Azylu - From Exile to Exile".

Here is how to get there:
  1. Buy a ticket to Prague, Czech Republic
  2. Drive from Prague to Pilsen on highway "E50" (since there is no speed limit, you'll be there in about 28 minutes)
  3. Since you are in Pilsen, park your car (drinking and driving is not allowed, period) and get some of the finest Czech beer - Pilsner Urquell
  4. Now you are ready, here's the address: Azyl - Galerie a Bar, Veleslavinova 17, Plzen (it is only one block from the main square)

Pilsen 1945

Pilsen, Western Bohemia, Czech Republic

On May 6th 1945, the American troops of General Patton's 3rd Army entered the city of Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.

For the past six years, the city had been occupied by German troops. In the spring of 1945, as the war was coming to an end, the Wehrmacht was battled-worn and ready to surrender.

2nd Lieutenant Charles T. Schaeffer was the first American soldier to enter the Wehrmacht headquarters in Pilsen.
In this short video, he remembers the day.

Sample of an upcoming short documentary directed by Jiri Boudnik.
Edited by Ingrid Patetta.

For a Czech-subtitled version, click here.

To know more about the project, contact:
Jiri Boudnik – jiri.boudnik@gmail.com