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    Tote Bag

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    Ceramic Coffee Mug

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    Short Sleeve T-shirt

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    "Just Judy" Signed Book

    The story of Judy Baar Topinka, a strong and inspiring Czech female leader who changed Illinois history through her commitment to effective government and equality. Signed by her son and author Joseph Baar Topinka

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    "Pictures from the Old Country" DVD

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    "Czechs In Chicago" Signed DVD

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    Private 2-Hour Call with the Team

    Get input on your film, ask us any questions you have about documentary filmmaking and/or the process of making this film. A private call will be arranged or a meeting if you are located in Chicago!

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    Be Essential to the Process

    Be a part of our team - and YOU decide how you would like to participate! Attend an edit session in Chicago with Director Susan Marcinkus OR be a part of one of our first rough cut/feedback screenings in Chicago (transportation and accommodations not included.) PLUS - your name will also be featured in our end credits as a Contributing Producer!

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    Renata Fucikova "Charles IV" Hardcover

    The Prague based illustrator concentrates on Czech histories and stories of historical figures. Own one of her beautifully drawn, limited-edition books, this one on the renowned Charles IV (1316 - 1378), King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, often called the Father of his Country. Book in English.

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    "This is Prague" Hardcover Book

    As a tribute to Miroslav Sasek, this guide book of Prague for both children & adults was written by Sasek's grand-niece, Olga Cerna. In this book the city of Prague magically comes alive with delightful drawings & collage of its people, legends, landmarks, and neighborhoods. Book in English.

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    Czech Cultural Experience at Cafe Prague

    Food is an integral part of any culture. Bonus features of the film feature the importance of Czech food and now YOU can try the food yourself. Experience a fundamental part of the Czech culture by enjoying an authentic dinner at restaurants owned and operated by Czech families. Savor the Czech cuisine at Cafe Prague as you have a complete dinner for two (travel and accommodations not included)

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    Czech Cultural Experience at Czech Plaza

    Food is an integral part of any culture. Bonus features of the film feature the importance of Czech food and now YOU can try the food yourself. Experience a fundamental part of the Czech culture by enjoying an authentic dinner at restaurants owned and operated by Czech families. Situated in a Czech neighborhood, revel as you have a complete dinner for two (travel and accommodations not included)

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    T.G. Masaryk Czech School Class

    The Czech language is a key to the culture--a most integral part of its cultural heritage. One of the disadvantages of assimilation (in the US) was often losing the language of our immigrant forebears. Learn the language from native Czech speakers, and have fun doing it, at the T.G. Masaryk Czech School in Cicero. Take a year long language class (Sept - May) in Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced level Czech. Applicable for school years 2020-2022.

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