Refugees – Uprising The Spirit of ’68 screening

As part of Eastern Bloc Songs: Party, Pop and Politics

and #Uprising68 we are happy to invite You for the last screening of ‘Refugees’ – a Marian Marzyński’s documentary film about Polish citizens of Jewish origin who needed to leave Poland after the March 68 events.

By the series of ‘Uprising The Spirit of ’68’ we want to celebrate the round 50th anniversary of Prague Spring 1968 – one of the major political and cultural events happening all over XXth century Europe. After a few months of liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the spring of 1968, Soviet Union and other members of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country to stop the reforms and start occupation. That period of time, which combined political freedom and oppression triggered an interesting cultural vibe of politically engaged art.

Events of 1967 and 1968 as Six Day War consequences, Prague Spring, and mass protests of students in Poland caused mass emigration of Jewish origin People following an antisemitic campaign. 

Marian Marzyński – film director and a victim of mass emigration shot one hour document about effects of resettlement run by Polish Government. The first half shows evacuee who is travelling on a boat to Danmark, second one moves 50 years forward to 2018, to tell a story about celebration of round anniversary of March 1968 in Poland.

Join us on 25th of October from 6pm at Centrala and commemorate with us the 50th anniversary of Prague Spring and March 68 events!

Uprising -The Spirit of ’68’ events are prepared in cooperation with #filmhubmidlands