21.02.2014 - 22.02.2014 Cinema, Debate, Events

“Fiery Protests”

We want to inform you that the project “Fiery Protests 1968-1969: Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic” has been rescheduled to a later date. We will notify you about the new date of the project later.

Viewing of Agnieszka Holland’s film “Burning Bush”  

Cast: Tatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr Stach etc.

This biopic is based on the story of Prague student Jan Palach who committed self-immolation on January 16, 1969 on the Wenceslas Square as a protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. His death turned the public attention towards the Soviet crimes in the occupied countries and became a symbol of freedom and will expression.

Agnieszka Holland
She made 52 feature and documentary films, in particular: “Fever” (“Golden Lion” of the Polish Film Festival in Gdansk), “A Lonely Woman”, “Copying Beethoven”, “A Girl Like Me”. The first five films forced critics to place Agnieszka Holland among the masters of the “cinema of moral unrest”. Agnieszka Holland’s films were nominated for the Oscar for the best foreign film several times: “Angry Harvest” (1985), “Europe, Europe” (1991), “In Darkness” (2012).

Currently she is a lecturer in the Brooklyn college of the New York University.

February 22, 2014, 13:00
Expert discussion with the participation of Czech, Polish and Ukrainian historians:

Petr Blažek (Czech Republic) – a historian from the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes.

Marcin Krzanicki (Poland) – a historian from the Institute of National Memory

Iryna Yezerska (Ukraine) – a historian from the National Memorial Museum “Prison at Lontskoho Street”.

Candidate of historical sciences Marcin Krzanicki works at the Public Education Department of the Institute of National Memory (Rzeszow branch). He graduated from the History faculty of the Rzeszow University and the Higher European School in Krakow (Public Relations). He studies visual communication and the process of penetration of pre-digital revolution decisions and principles into the new mass media. He is the author of publications on the use of photography in propaganda and Polish comic strips of the PPR times and on creation of the image of Poland in American press. He is a co-author of the multimedia project “Scream of a Grey Man. Ryszard Siwiec 1909-1968”.

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