Czech documentary film-makers Vit Klusak and Filip Remunda gained international attention and praise from Morgan Spurlock and Michael Moore for their 2004 debut feature Czech Dream.

The documentary, in which the two student film-makers created an entire PR campaign for a non-existent supermarket, won several awards including best documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Having now graduated from the Prague Film Academy, the duo are finishing production on a new feature-length documentary, Czech Peace, which this time examines a real campaign - the US's intention to build a radar base in the Czech Republic as part of an international missile-defence shield.

The film-makers believe it is a topic that will resonate globally. "It is a story about Star Wars (the US missile defence shield), the Cold War and the War on Terror, all in one small Czech village," says Klusak.

Unlike the anti-consumerism Czech Dream, Klusak and Remunda insist this time round they are not taking sides. Rather, they want to present the arguments for and against the base.

The pair started shooting without funding and only secured state support from the Czech state film fund while they were filming. They have recently signed a co-production contract with state broadcaster Czech Television. The budget stands presently at about $450,000, with the plan to have a 90-minute film ready for a major festival release in spring.

Taskovski Film is handling world sales, as it did for Czech Dream, which, according to company founder Irena Taskovski, is still making sales four years later (despite only grossing about $200,000 worldwide).

She signed on as executive producer of Czech Peace from the outset and has high expectations for the project, hoping it will sell faster in many of the territories that picked up the first film.

Czech Peace has already registered interest at this month's Doc/Fest in Sheffield, England, and Klusak and Remunda are presenting the project this week at Idfa, the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Despite its weighty topic, Czech Peace looks set to retain some of the provocative humour of the first film, with several absurdities to keep audiences engaged. Among these are songs composed by opponents and supporters of the radar base, including one sung by the Czech defence minister.

"What is bizarre is this song is a cover version of an old song celebrating (Soviet cosmonaut) Yuri Gagarin during his visit to Prague (in 1961)," says Remunda.

Filip Remunda's Cultural Life

Favourite recent film: Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind.

Favourite recent book: The Dance Of Small-Time Demons by Marko Vidojkovic, the story of a troubled Belgrade man during the Kosovo War.

Daily read: Britske listy, a left-leaning Czech-language daily about major political and social issues facing the Czech Republic. "I read this as an alternative to the mainstream media."

Inspirations: "In this film we're working on, I'm inspired by the strange people we meet and the bizarre things they say."