21st-Century Czech

Posted on 16 November 2009 by admin

By Elizabeth Walters/Argus

What does it mean to be Czech today, two decades after the collapse of communism? That was the question posed on summer day to people strolling through the Franciscan Gardens in central Prague. In this video report from the Argus, an online magazine produced by students in the ePhotojournalism program at Australia’s Griffith University, Czechs from a variety of age groups and walks of life reflect on the state of their lives and their country in 2009.

Click here to learn more about the Argus’ Velvet Revolution anniversary project and view other videos about the post-communist Czech experience.

CZECHS IN THE 21ST CENTURY from Liz Walters on Vimeo.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. david westray Says:

    Brilliant!!!, what a career this girl has in front of her. I was spellbound how these stories were related. I knew nothing about the Czechs and the anniversary. Now I’m googling all about the Czechs. This segment should be shown on Australian TV. It opens your eyes to the thoughts and emotions of the people of Czech republic and an anniversary there’re not too sure how to celebrate… if at all!!!.

  2. Joe Jira Says:

    Excellent report on different thoughts and feelings of various ages of Czech people on the regime change in my native CR. I was glad to be able to participate in this year celebrations, but like the last gentleman says: “CELEBRATE EACH and EVERY DAY”.