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Documentary: Magic Voice of a Rebel

Date: 24 September 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen veteran filmmaker Olga Sommerova's documentary "Magic Voice of a Rebel" (Magický hlas rebelky) on September 24, at 6 pm. The brilliant career of Marta Kubiśová, a talented singer and three-time winner of the Golden Nightingale music award, ended with the occupation of Czechoslovakia.

 In 1977, Kubišová signed the human rights manifesto Charter 77 and also became its spokesperson, making her a target of the secret police. After twenty years of enforced silence, however, she was able to stage a spectacular comeback during the Velvet Revolution. View key episodes from the private, professional and dissident chapters of Marta Kubišová’s life through archival footage and interviews with friends, such as Dana Němcová, Pavel Kohout and Jaroslav Hutka. (Dir. Olga Sommerová, 2014, 85 min., Czech with English subtitles)

About the Director:
Olga Sommerová has made nearly 100 documentaries. The film Magic Voice of a Rebel won the Audience Award at the 2014 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the director was nominated for a Czech Lion Award for Best Director.

Event Details:

Date: September 24, 6 pm

Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required by September 23 to

Embassy Security Policy: For entrance, all guests will be subject to security screening. Photo ID is required and must match RSVP confirmation for each individual. No admittance will be permitted without proper registration. Bags and suitcase are not allowed. Only small purses are permitted but must be opened for inspection. Coat check is not available.

Parking: Non-metered parking is available on Spring of Freedom Street and Tilden Street.

Closest Metro: The Embassy is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station.

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