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Disappearing Soil (Silent Threats)

How quickly is our soil disappearing? And how quickly does it form? What exactly "soil" is? What about the condition of our fields? The next episode of the Silent Threats cycle Disappearing Soil presents the problem of soil erosion in the Czech Republic. With the help of experts, scientists and farmers, we learn more about erosion. We find out how it is examined, what we know about it and everything that it is connected to. The film offers a slightly different perspective on the work of farmers, pointing out the important role of the landscape and the interconnectedness of problems and events that take place in it.

  • Martina Spurná
    Movements, other parts of Silent Threats
  • Martina Spurná
    Movements, other parts of Silent Threats
  • The Czech Academy of Sciences Centre of Administration and Operations of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Václav Špaček
    Movements, other parts of Silent Threats
  • Daniela Uhrová
    Production Manager
  • Josef Stemberk
    Scientific Collaboration
    Movements, other parts of Silent Threats
  • Tomáš Kopecký, Petr Janžura, Monika Höferová
  • Michal Reich
  • Petr Šenkýř
  • Michal Rataj
  • Jan Štindl
    Sound Postproduction
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mizející půda (Tiché hrozby)
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  • Runtime:
    26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
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    Czech Republic
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Distribution Information
  • Centre of Administration and Operations of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Daniela Uhrová
    Country: Czech Republic
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Martina Spurná

Mgr. art. Martina Spurná (1983)

During her studies at SVOSF in Pisek, Martina Spurná worked as an assistant director to, for example, P. Nikolaev during the shooting of his film It’s Gonna Get Worse. In 2010 she completed her studies in documentary filmmaking at VSMU in Bratislava. Since 2011, she has been part of Centre of Administrations and Operations CAS, where she makes popular scientific films and reportage. In 2012, she finished a unique presentation of Institut of Physiology CAS.

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Director Statement

In 2015 she finished the documentary film Movements, which she shot during the expedition of Czech scientists to Svalbard.
Martina Spurná was currently finished the project Silent Threats. This outstanding popular science documentary series from the Czech Academy of Sciences shows specific cases in which our seemingly tranquil natural surroundings can become a threat, very often due to our own actions. 4 episodes of this project – The Lanscape in Motion, The Universe Nearby, The Earthquake Clusters and Stormy Weather - were already screened at Film Festival Academia Film Olomouc in Czech Republic. The last part – Disappearing Soil (about soil erosion) – was premiered for Czech Academy of Sciences during June 2020 and was introduced at Czech Televison with the following discussion with scientists at the end of 2021.