KineDok invitation: Prague premiere of Occupation 1968

17. 8. 2018

Author: Veronika Zýková

After the screening of the documentary Occupation 1968 at Karlovy Vary IFF, Prague audience will be able to see the film - on Aug 21st (+ Monika Načeva concert) at 7 pm and on August 24th in Kasárna Karlín at 7 pm. Both screenings are for free, followed by a discussion with creators. The documentray will be screened in original language with Czech and English subtitles and translation to Russian.

Documentary project about August 1968 is a collective subjective look on the soldiers of “friendly” armies and their thoughts and impressions about Czechoslovak occupation and their tasks within it. The main question is, how “a small person in Europe” behaves in the front of so known “big history”? Which role plays personal responsibility, preservation of personal point of view or moral, and what happens to it in the moment, when they have to choose between saving their life or obeying the rules? In order to get the most diverse views on this complicated topic, we decided to choose five directors from five countries of the former Warsaw Pact, which participated in the occupation of Czechoslovakia – Russia, Poland, Germany, Hungary and Bulgaria.

The directors of 26 minutes long films are Stefan Komandarev (An Unnecessary Hero, Bulgaria), Marie Elisa Scheidt (Voices in the Forest, Germany), Magdalena Szymkow (Soldiers’ Wives & Spies, Poland), Evdokiya Moskvina (The Last Mission of General Ermakov, Russia) a Linda Dombrovszsky (Red Rose [Friendship and Love in the Time of Occupation], Hungary)The film was produced by Peter Kerekes

Occupation 1968 is together with the debut documentary by Anna Kryvenko My Unknown Soldier a new film following the events of occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968 from a different perspective than usual. Both films will be distirbuted by an alternative distribution platform KineDok to non-traditional screenings venues all over the Czech Republic.

Occupation 1968 screenings:
August 21st at 3 pm in the building of Czech Radio (Český rozhlas) / free entry (limited capacity)
August 21st at 7 pm - Kasárna Karlín - summer cinema (+ discussion with creators, + Monika Načeva's concert + DJ Five + Tentato) / Prague premiere / free entry
August 24th at 7 pm - Kasárna Karlín - film hall (+ discussion with creators) / free entry

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