Former Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel is giving the world a backstage peek at his turbulent political career.

A new two-hour documentary, "Citizen Havel" — premiering in his home country on Thursday — was culled from 45 hours of material gathered by Havel's friend Pavel Koutecky, who followed the president around the world for 13 years, starting in 1992.

The footage, shot like a home video, shows Havel at home, on the world stage and greeting celebrities.