Reconstruction of Occupation

Reconstruction of Occupation
Rekonstrukce okupace

Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2021, 100 min
Documentary

Reconstruction of Occupation
Rekonstrukce okupace

Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2021, 100 min
Documentary

Director Jan Šikl has been collecting amateur films from different families for more than 30 years. Recently, he has found 3.5 hours of professionally filmed material that captures the Soviet invasion of the Warsaw Pact armies to Czechoslovakia on August 21, 1968. Nobody has seen the footage since. Jan Šikl begins to search who is captured in the videos and where they take place. The memories of concrete events come to life and the search gradually changes into a reflection on how the historical moment imprinted in ourselves. A film about experiencing an extreme situation and a specific form of social memory.

Writer / Jan Šikl    Story / Jan Šikl    DoP / Adam Oľha    Editor / Šimon Špidla    Sound / Martin Stýblo    Music / Jan Šikl ml.

Release Date / 23 August 2021

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