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321 East 73rd Street, 3rd fl.

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Film Screening and Discussion

Czechoslovakia: Portrait of a Tragedy

A documentary film shot over six weeks before the Soviet-led invasion. It includes interviews with protagonists of the Prague Spring and people on the street, reflecting an overall sense of possibility and optimism rather than worries about suppression that followed a few months later. The film was recently restored by The Wende Museum, thanks to the late Rudolf Perina, a consultant and interpreter during the filming, who later became a US diplomat specialized in European East-West relations. Directed by David Tucker (1968, 47min.)

Spýtaj sa vašich: 68 (Ask at Home: 68)

This documentary film is a result of an interactive project presenting memories of the events of August 21, 1968, that ordinary people across Slovakia, and Slovaks abroad, shared on a website. The film was broadcast on Slovak TV on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the invasion and projected simultaneously in public spaces in Bratislava, Banská Štiavnica, Košice, Zvolen, and Spišská Nová Ves. Directed by Barbora Berezňáková (Slovak with English subtitles, 2018, 28min.)


In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, Consulate General of the Slovak Republic and The Wende Museum of Cold War.


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