Rozhovor Britských listů 179. Proč lidi dnes vůbec nerozumějí, jaké bylo Pražské jaro [Britské listy Interview 179. Why people these days do not understand at all what the 1968 Prague Spring was about]

Culik, J. and Kartous, B. (2018) Rozhovor Britských listů 179. Proč lidi dnes vůbec nerozumějí, jaké bylo Pražské jaro [Britské listy Interview 179. Why people these days do not understand at all what the 1968 Prague Spring was about]. [Audio]

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Abstract

Jan Culik experienced the 1968 Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact military invasion of Czechoslovakia as a fifteen-year-old in Prague. The events have made a lifelong impact on his thinking and behaviour. In this interview, he discusses with Bohumil Kartous the values, the cultural achievements and the philosophy of the liberal 1960s in Czechoslovakia, which later culminated in the intoxicatingly free months of the 1968 Prague Spring. It is a matter of regret that these events are on the whole thoroughly misunderstood in contemporary Czech Republic, being misinterpreted by popular Czech feature films such as Rebelové (Rebels) and Pelíšky (Cosy Dens), which were made by young directors who while pretending they were making films about the 1960s, in fact constructed mendacious images based on their experiences from the post-invasion, highly oppressive period of "normalisation" in Czechoslovakia of the 1970s and 1980s. The interview was broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from 24th August, 2018.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovak history, 1968 Prague Spring, 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, popular misinterpretations of Czechoslovak history, popular misinterpretations of the 1968 Prague Spring, Rebelové, The Rebels, Filip Renč, Filip Renc, Jan Culik, Jan Čulík, Bohumil Kartous, Britské listy interviews.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Culik, J., and Kartous, B.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy, Regionalnitelevize.cz
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