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We Were Just Passing

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: September 17, 2020, 19:00 – 21:00

What role does the individual play in society? And what is the value of personal courage in a time of repression? Why is it important today to remember extraordinary lives? Attempting to answer those questions is the book Jen jsme šli kolem (We Were Just Passing) (CPress, Albatros media, 2020) by journalist and head of the organisation Elpida Jiří Hrabě – and guests at this discussion evening will also thrash them out.

The book is a collection of interviews with extraordinary figures that have appeared over almost 15 years in Vital, an intergenerational magazine published by Elpida.

The book presentation will be attended by the authors of the interviews – journalist Jan H. Vitvar, photographer Jan Bartoš and director and producer Hana Třeštíková, as well as the personalities that have given them: painter and book illustrator Věra Nováková, radio reporter Karel Tejkal, author of a book about priest Josef Toufar Miloš Doležal and architect and writer Michael Třeštík.

Radio Wave presenter Bára Šichanová will moderate the evening.


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