After years of dealing with the Soviet military, the people of the Czech Republic are more than a bit wary of the presence of foreign soldiers within their borders, and when it was announced that the United States' National Missile Defense Program was negotiating with the Czech government to build a new radar base southwest of Prague, more than a few Czech citizens were outraged. Many were dubious about the effectiveness of the missile defense system, reminiscent of the discredited "Star Wars" proposals of the 1980s, while others resented having another nation, even an ostensive ally, showing off their military power in their backyard. Jan Neoral was the mayor of a village near the proposed base, and he became the leader of the protests against the new installation, while Tomas Klvana, a smooth-talking advocate hired by the Czech authorities, became the leading voice in favor of the radar station. Filmmakers Filip Remunda and Vit Klusak offer a sometimes witty look at this battle between people and governments in the documentary Cesky Mir (aka Czech Peace). The film received its North American premiere at the 2010 Traverse City Film Festival.