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The Other Europe

  • Where: Ponrepo, Bartolomějská 11, 110 00 Praha 1
  • When: December 9, 2019, 18:00 – 20:00

In 1987 Jacques Rupnik and director Tom Roberts crossed the Iron Curtain to shoot a film about daily life in the Eastern Bloc for UK viewers. What impression did late socialism make? 

A unique selection of original, previously unpublished footage from the five-hour serial has been prepared by the National Film Archive in cooperation with the Václav Havel Library. The documentary includes hundreds of minutes of hitherto unexplored interviews with dissidents, politicians, artists, scientists and ordinary people recorded at the end of the 1980s.

From next year materials from The Other Europe will become part of an extensive on-line database.

Jacques Rupnik will introduce the screening and provide commentary.

The project is carried out with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the CR, the Europe for Citizens programme and the International Visegrad Fund.


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