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Photo exhibition Invasion 68 Prague open in Cluj-Napoca

On 5 June 2014, an exhibition of photographs Invazie 68 Praga by Josef Koudelka was opened in Cluj-Napoca and will continue till 30 June 2014. The exhibition was organized by the French Institute in cooperation with the Czech Centre in Bucharest.

Ambassador Jiří Šitler and director of the French Institute Cluj-Napoca Benoit Bavouset opened in the cultural center Tranzit House in Cluj-Napoca the exhibition, which illustrates first days in Prague after the invasion of Prague by the troops of the Warsaw Pact with the exception of Romania to Czechoslovakia in 1968. At the opening, besides the cultural attaché of the Embassy of France Christophe Pomez, director of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) Tudor Giurgiu, representative of the agency Magnum Photos and representatives of number of important local institutions there were about 200 visitors. Dr. Sorin Barbul from the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca shared his personal memories for the invasion in 1968 being an exchange student in Prague at that time.

The exhibition is one of side events of the film festival TIFF, whose Czech section Focus Cehia this year involves 11 Czech films. Besides, J. Šitler also visited another side event – an exhibition of 42 student film posters Film poster in not dead in the Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca.