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January 2019
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  • ‘Jan Palach’ (Sedláček, 2018) + Q&A with director Robert Sedláček

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • 17/01/2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    On 16 January 1969, the Prague philosophy student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square to protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. He died three days later. He was 21 years old.   Was his act an epilogue or highlight of “Golden Sixties”? A film story about innocence, naivety, loss of illusions and fatal decision. Using available sources director Robert Sedláček reconstructs the final months of Jan Palach´s life describing his path from an affectionate son, a devoted friend,…

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