By Matej MINÁČ


Biography - Completed 2011

„The most moving and inspiring film I have taken part in.“
(Esther Rantzen - BBC TV presenter). A documentary from the International EMMY AWARD winning film director Matej Minac about the rescue operation of Sir Nicholas Winton (104 years old in 2014), the British Schindler, who saved 669 children.

& Awards

Karlovy Vary 2011
Audience Award
Montréal World FF 2011
Best Documentary
Scottsdale International Film Festival 2012
Audience Award
Czech Lions 2012
Best Documentary
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Biography, Drama, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Matej MINÁČ
    • Writer(s)
    • Matej MINÁČ, Patrik PAŠŠ
    • Synopsis
    • Nicholas Winton, an Englishman (today 102 years old) organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 102 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn't found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. He was knighted by the Queen Elisabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 583 recognizing his remarkable deed. Winton's story is a very emotional one, and thousands of children in many countries have decided to follow in his footsteps and do something important. They think up various charity projects and even help in the saving of lives of undernourished and sick children in Cambodia and Africa. 120,000 children in the Czech Republic signed a petition to award Nicholas Winton the Nobel Prize for Peace.