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The Velvet Revolution + discussion with Pavel Seifter and Jiří Přibáň

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A testimony to the heady days following the 17 November 1989, this edited footage of interviews and news journals successfully evokes the atmosphere of the 30 days which paved the way to democracy in Czechoslovakia.

Casting students and former dissidents lead by Václav Havel into main roles it chronicles the Velvet Revolution, when riot police quashed a peaceful student rally in Prague and the following protests that sacked Czech Communism. Edited within ten days in the end of the revolutionary year, this is a cinema vérité at its best and an opportunity to witness/revisit the unfolding the history.

Followed by discussion with Pavel Seifter, former Czech Ambassador to the UK, Charter 77 signatory and founding member of Magic Lantern Civic Forum, and Jiří Přibáň, professor of sociology and philosophy of law, Cardiff University and 1989 student leader.


Petr Slavík, Jiří Střecha, 1990, 69 min, English commentary

Part of czech100, a festival of exciting cinema, theatre, visual arts, design and music celebrating the Czech Republic’s centenary (28 October - 9 December 2018).

Projecting Czech History 1918 - 2018


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