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Film Festival „Czech (the) Underground“

The Film Festival "the Czech Underground", organised by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, took place from 12 to 15 May 2016.

 The Festival was held in the cinema Bioscope, in an interesting and popular art district in Maboneng, Johannesburg. Five Czech movies were screened in four days. The Festival was part of the EuropeFest and followed the EU Film Festival.

Mr. Jan Machacek, journalist, survivor of the underground and active musician, was the special guest of the Festival. After each screening Mr. Machacek led discussions with the audience. Over two days the Film Festival supplemented post screening concerts of local bands in one of Maboneng´s clubs.

The screening room of 60 seats was almost full to capacity on the opening night. Attendance on the following days was good, some viewers had even come repeatedly.