Otakáro Maria Schmidt, Jana Kristina Studničková
Jiří Strnad, Otakáro Maria Schmidt
Jan Špilar, Marek Orko Vácha, Jana Kristina Studničková, Viktor Preiss (vyp.), Otakáro Maria Schmidt
Country of production
Otakáro Maria Schmidt
Czech Television, JesuPrag Film, Filmium
Otakáro Maria Schmidt and Jana Kristina Studničková, authors and directors, present another documentary film with acted scenes. This one is uncovering the life, faith and inspiration of Mendel, the greatest Czech scientist who discovered the basis of heredity while experimenting with peas. It also reveals the evolution of genetics in the following decades until the fascinating reading of genetic code today. The film combines story of life and work of Gregor Johann Mendel with the contemporary view on the evolution of genetics. The music of Leoš Janáček accompanies the film, as the two of them converged spiritually. The results of Mendel's and Janáček's work share the same influence of a harmony of mathematics and Spirit, as much as they influenced each other.