CZ, SK

2021

95 min

Finished

Reconstruction of the Occupation

Rekonstrukce okupace

Directing: Jan Šikl

Synopsis

The director Jan Šikl has collected for more than 30 years amateur films of different families. Recently, he has found 3.5 hours of professionally filmed material that captures the invasion of the Warsaw Pact armies to Czechoslovakia on August 21, 1968. Nobody has seen the footage since. Jan Šikl begins to search who is captured in the videos and where it takes place. The memories of specific events come back to life. It incarnates the picture of a historical event and its relation to the present.

A film about our ability to reflect the past and about a distinctive form of social memory that comes into existence and gives a more general testimony.

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Articles

Reconstruction of  Occupation awarded at Beyond Borders
30. 8. 2022

Reconstruction of Occupation awarded at Beyond Borders

EAST SILVER
The Reconstruction of Occupation by director Jan Šikl and producer Alice Tabery won the award for best historical documentary at the Beyond Borders festival on the Greek island of Castellorizo. The film is part of the East Silver Caravan.
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Krakow Film Festival: Focus on Czech docs and shorts
5. 5. 2022

Krakow Film Festival: Focus on Czech docs and shorts

EAST SILVER CZECH DOCS
The Focus on the Czech Republic at Krakow Film Festival (May 29 - June 5 in cinemas / June 3-12 online) will include the latest documentary and short films from the Czech Republic as well as a program for children and teens.
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True Story, episode 13: Reconstruction of Occupation
21. 8. 2021

True Story, episode 13: Reconstruction of Occupation

CZECH DOCS Interview TRUE STORY ONLINE
Director Jan Šikl and producer Alice Tabery talk about the archives used in their film, about hope, open borders, peaceful protest and more. Reconstruction of Occupation is part of East Silver Caravan 2021.
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East Silver Caravan at IDFA Docs for Sale
26. 10. 2020

East Silver Caravan at IDFA Docs for Sale

EAST SILVER
Do not miss East Silver Caravan titles at IDFA Docs for Sale, including How I Became a Partisan by Vera Lacková, Running on Empty by Lisa Weber, Reconstruction of Occupation by Jan Šikl and Soviet Friendsbook by Aljona Surzhikova.
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