Monday, November 9, 2009 at 18.30 - FAMU, Smetanovo nábřeží 2, Praha 1, Room 1.
Radio Prague and FAMU - Prague's celebrated film school - invite you to a discussion in English with some of those who were at the heart of the Velvet Revolution, to examine the legacy of the revolution 20 years on.
The film school was one of the focal points of the dramatic events of November 1989, so it makes an apt backdrop for a discussion with some of those who played a central role in those events. Guests include Václav Bartuška, who was the first person to be given access to the secret police files after the fall of communism, and Jiří Stránský, who survived years in the Stalinist gulags. The dean of FAMU, Pavel Jech will also take part, along with student activists from the time of the revolution. And we'll be asking representatives of today's student generation whether student activism is still alive and well in the Czech Republic.
Space is limited, so do try to arrive early.
The entire discussion will later be made available in audio on Radio Prague's website (www.radio.cz), and highlights will be broadcast by Radio Prague on November 17, exactly 20 years after Czechoslovakia's revolution broke out.
|04.12.2019||Czechs mark 30th anniversary of true freedom to travel to the West|
|24.11.2019||Sunday 30th anniversary of resignation of Jakeš, key moment of revolution|
|18.11.2019||Czechs mark Velvet Revolution anniversary with spectacular celebrations|
|18.11.2019||Concert for the Future|
|18.11.2019||Jan Hartl: In the early ‘90s even politicians felt they needed to learn from public opinion|
|17.11.2019||Church bells ring across the country as revoltionary anthem fills the airwaves|
|17.11.2019||Up to 10,000 people take part in march recreating route taken by protestors in 1989|
|17.11.2019||30 year anniversary of Velvet Revolution sees massive celebrations – and PM under spotlight|
|17.11.2019||Opposition party leaders gather to commemorate Václav Havel at his grave|
|17.11.2019||PM: “Velvet Revolution was most important event in modern Czech history”|
|All related articles|