Posted on 17 December 2009 by admin
Currently in production, the independent feature film Listopad tells the fact-based tale of three Prague teenagers caught up in the seismic events of November 1989. In this TOL podcast, Daniela Ivanova talks to director Gary Griffin and producer Jeffrey Brown about the film’s inspiration and aims, the potential pitfalls for American artists tackling Czech history, and re-creating a seminal scene of the Velvet Revolution on the streets of Prague 20 years later.
Listen to the podcast or download it here.
You can read an abridged print version of this interview at the Transitions Online main site.
Director Gary Griffin (sitting, far right) films a re-enactment of the 17 November 1989 demonstration that sparked the Velvet Revolution. Photograph courtesy of the filmmakers.
Posted on 06 July 2009 by admin
Twenty years ago this summer, the Baltic Way came like a giant arrow that struck the Berlin Wall from within.
By Ojars Kalnins
In 1989, there was a Wall and a Way. One came down and the other rose up. The wall was named after the city of Berlin, and it extended way beyond the steel and concrete barrier that split Germany during the Cold War. Continue reading …