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Oct 27, 2014 6:30 PM

Slovak Velvet

Film screenings and discussion moderated by Gabriel Levicky.

Suggested donation $5

We are pleased to invite you to a part two of the ongoing series of documentary films entitled "Forget or Forgive?", recounting the dark periods in the Czech and Slovak history under communism.  The screening of two Slovak documentary films depicting events of 1988 - 1989 in Slovakia will be followed up by a discussion about facing the collective memory.

November +20, dir Tomas Vitek, 2009, 26 minutes
The film presents a documentary view of the pre-November, November, and post-November events in 1989, which impacted the development of Slovakia's society. With Jan Budaj, Jan Carnogursky, Michal Hvorecky, Milan Knazko, Frantisek Miklosko, Ladislav Snopko, Peter Stastny, Magda Vasaryova.
U.S. premier.

Candle Demonstration (Svieckova Manifestacia), dir Ondrej Krajnak, 2008, 26 minutes
A reconstruction of the Security Forces´ intervention against the peaceful gathering of believers at the Hviezdoslav Square in Bratislava.  It includes recordings by the State Security´s secret camera.  The agents of the Secret police are identified. Interviews with the protagonists of this historic demonstration recorded twenty years later include interviews with Peter Bohunicky, Jan Carnogursky, Ludmila Heribanova.
U.S. premier.


Films were produced by Nation's Memory Institute in Slovakia. In Slovak with English subtitles.

This event is organized by the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in New York in co-operation with the Nation's Memory Institute in Bratislava and Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York.


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Oct 27, 2014 6:30 PM



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