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Program

26 Nov 2013 - 7 Dec 2013

Burning Bush From Acclaimed Director Agnieszka Holland

Burning Bush is a three-part mini-series created for HBO by world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland.

Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on thepersonal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Burešová, a young femalelawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan's familyin a trial against the communist government, a regime which triedto dishonour Palach's sacrifice, a heroic action for the freedomof Czechoslovakia. Jan and Dagmar's story is one ofbasic human values, truth, honour, justice and courage. The fight for freedom, for moralprinciples, self-sacrifice and protest in those desperate times led tothe moral unification of a repressed nation, which twenty years laterdefeated the totalitarian regime.

The anniversary of Jan Palach'sdeath inspired a new generation of students to start proteststhat led to the eventual fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, partof the eventual destruction of the Iron Curtain. Lawyer Dagmar Burešová, who spenther life representing dissident opposition leaders, became thefirst Minister of Justice in a free Czechoslovakia.

Screening in Tel Aviv:

4.12 & 7.12.  ( at 12:00 / Saturday) in Cinematheque, Shprinzak 2,  Tel Aviv

Venue:

Shprinzak 2 Tel Aviv, Derech Chevron 11 Jerusalem

Date

From: 26 Nov 2013
To: 7 Dec 2013

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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