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Program

18 Nov 2009 00:00 - 00:00

Close Up! November 1989 + Making History (screening + discussion)

Marking the 20th anniversary of Velvet Revolution this evening comprises of a screening of three newsreels from November 1989 followed by a panel discussion.


CLOSE UP! NOVEMBER 1989
The student procession on the 17th November 1989 crushed by the armed police force stirred the whole nation and significantly contributed to the subsequent collapse of communism in Czechoslovakia. Three original newsreels captured the events with iconic images of policemen in white helmets holding truncheons, students with bare hands and demonstrators shaking key rings. UK premiere. 

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MAKING HISTORY
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution the key representatives of its revolutionary forces - Michal Kocab, Czech Minister for Human Rights and Minorities and a founding member of the Civic Forum; Vaclav Bartuska, Czech Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security and a former student leader and Jan Machacek, journalist and former dissident will recall their memories as well as reflect on events from today's perspective. The discussion will be chaired by Edward Lucas, Deputy Editor and Central and Eastern Europe correspondent for The Economist, who monitored the 1989 events for the Independent and the BBC.

Box Office: 020 7073 1350

Admission: £7 (£5 concs.)

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Part of the Velvet (r)Evolution 1989-2009 Season & Memory, a Season of European Documentaries (press release)

 


Venue:

116 Long Acre
WC2E 9PA London
United Kingdom

Date

18 Nov 2009 00:00 - 00:00

Organizer:

České centrum


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